Locomotive Roster for 15th & 16th March 2014

61994 140309 RL_1Following its part in the Winter Steam Spectacular LNER K4 2-6-0  61994 ‘The Great Marquess’ is remaining on the Railway until Tuesday18th March when the locomotive leaves for York. Accordingly the opportunity is being taken for 61994 to haul regular services on the branch throughout the coming weekend.

The following photographs celebrate the engines participation in the success of the Winter Steam Spectacular on both passenger and freight.

Featured image & Photo: Robin Lush

Locomotive Roster for 7th – 9th March

The Winter Steam Spectacular is almost upon us and the line-up for the weekend is now confirmed

USA S160 2-8-0 5820 (as 95820)
LNER K4 2-6-0 61994 The Great Marquess  (illustrated on ‘The Fellsman)
MR 4F 0-6-0 43924
WD 8F 2-8-0 90733
LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2 1054
Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 1704 Nunlow

Last weekend 2 of the locomotives were receiving last minute attention as illustrated below and 95820 had its final running in turns ready for the official launch into traffic.

The 'Coal tank' receives lots of TLC before the big eventThe light is fading as 95820 runs round for its last trip of the day

Featured image: Neil Harvey. Photos: News@KWVR

Unfortunately LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45305 Alderman A. E. Draper will now not be operating at the gala due to essential repairs that will not be completed in time