TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE OF BARROW HILL ROUNDHOUSE RAILWAY CENTREAn unprecedented gathering of steam. The first time since the mid 1960’s that an A1, A2 and two A4’s have been seen together, recreating the heyday of the East Coast Pacifics for a new generation of steam fans - A2 No. 60532 Blue Peter will be specially repainted in early BR lined apple green to match Tornado!
In another Barrow Hill first the NRM owned and Loughborough based O4, 63601 will be partnered with the only other surviving GCR locomotive, Director 506 Butler Henderson inside the Roundhouse! N7 tank locomotive number 69621 is visiting from the North Norfolk Railway and she will be in operation throughout the weekend and will take turns to pose alongside the NRM J17 loco number 8217, to provide an authentic East Anglian Roundhouse atmosphereAlso inside the Roundhouse, in a further cameo, the Johnson half cab 41708 and the SVR Black 5 45110 will be stabled next to each other.
The Old Gentleman’s Saloon – the original carriage from the film The Railway Children will be in the bay platform for viewing.Full list of locomotives present – A1 60163 Tornado, A2 60532 Blue Peter, A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, A4 60009 Union of South Africa, O4 63601, N7 69621, J17 8217, Black 5 45110, Director 506 Butler Henderson, Johnson Half Cab 41708 and Peckett 2000. Another, yet to be confirmed, LNER tender engine has been requested
At least six locomotives will be in steam.
This is one of the events of the year and one not to be missed!!Other attractions include:-
Sheffield Railwayana Auctions will be on hand throughout the weekend providing Antiques Roadshow-style no obligation valuations and assessments for collectors and enthusiasts
Outside, a special 15" gauge track will be laid to host LNER loco number 7 Typhoon from the RHDR and, hopefully, D49 look alike Yvette from the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway.
Numerous opportunities to ride behind all the locomotives in steam – including Tornado
Good food and real ale available
For further information contact: Phone: (01246) 472450, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.barrowhill.org
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