Spa Valley Railway announces guest steam locomotive for early January 2022 gala

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The Spa Valley Railway has announced a guest for its upcoming Winter Steam Up special event which will take place on Saturday January 8 and Sunday January 9, 2022.

With thanks to the East Lancashire Railway and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust for agreeing to the rental period, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 Class 23 No.752 will participate in the Winter Steam Up on the Spa Valley Railway .

Appearing in the unlined black British Railways livery numbered No. 51456, the tank will be the oldest running engine built in 1881 by Beyer Peacock!

Converted to a 0-6-0 tank engine in 1896, the No.752 spent most of its work on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway network, even when it was absorbed by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway ( LMS).

About Winter Steam Up

The locomotives of the domestic fleet operating alongside No.51456 include:

  1. Southern Railway West Country Class No.34053 “Sir Keith Park”
  2. Austerity Hunslet n ° 2890 “Douglas”
  3. Class 31/4 n ° 31430 “Sister Dora”

Two train services will operate from 10 a.m., from High Weald, with a double and a triple header planned. A full schedule will be published shortly. Drinks and light refreshments available for purchase on board.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit the Spa Valley Railway website here (https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/product.php?xProd=287)


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