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A1, B1 & B12 for Spring Steam Gala!

A1, B1 & B12 for Spring Steam Gala!

If you've seen us at Warley Model Railway Club & Exhibition this weekend (November 25th & 26th), you'll know the identity of our fourth Spring Steam Gala guest!

Completing a trio of LNER locomotives, we're thrilled to announce B1 No. 61264 is heading to the Seven Valley from March 16 - 18 to take a starring role in our grand season opener.

The 1947-built B1, visiting courtesy of the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust and North Yorkshire Moors Railway, was used on the many express passenger trains between Nottingham, Leicester and London (Marylebone) in British Railways service.

The locomotive was withdrawn in November 1965, and rather than being scrapped immediately, the loco became Departmental No. 29 and was allocated to stationary boiler duties at Colwick.

Following her rescue from the scrapyard in 1976, the B1 returned to steam in 1997 after a 20-year restoration.

Joining us in March, the B1 stars alongside  Bellerophon and fellow LNER express locomotives B12 No. 8572 and A1 No. 60163 Tornado. This promises to be one of our best Spring Steam Galas yet...

Tickets will be available soon!


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