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Q6 for Autumn Steam Gala!

Q6 for Autumn Steam Gala!

Second centenarian joins Autumn Steam Gala lineup...  

If you've visited us this weekend, you may have seen our surprise Autumn Steam Gala announcement!  

We're excited to welcome Q6 No. 63395 to the Railway from September 20th - 23rd, to star alongside fellow 100-year-old locomotive No. 2857.  

The Q6 was an unglamorous freight workhorse that plied the tracks of the north east of England for 50 years. Remarkably, along with the class J27s, it was one of the very few pre-Grouping steam locomotives to survive right up to the end of steam on the Eastern Region of British Railways.  

Capturing the imagination of countless enthusiasts in the final days of steam operation in County Durham and Northumberland, one of the last survivors, No. 63395, became the subject of a purchase appeal by the Newcastle-based North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group, which had successfully acquired a J27, No. 65894, in December 1967.  

No. 63395 will star alongside alongside already-confirmed attendee express locomotive No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland.  

Look out for more announcements soon...

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