It’ll be a case of mixed identities at the Llangollen Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala, as residents ‘Manor’ No. 7822 Foxcote Manor and BR Standard ‘4MT’ 2-6-4T No. 80072 take on new guises.
No. 7822 will be masquerading as ex-Croes Newydd and Shrewsbury No. 7811 Dunley Manor, while No. 80072 is to re-create long-scrapped ex-Somerset & Dorset stalwart No. 80043.
Both locomotives are due to appear in their alternative guises on Sunday September 4 only.
The Llangollen pair will be joined at the three-day event by visiting Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Class ‘27’ No. 12322 from the East Lancs Railway, while the home fleet will be bolstered by GWR ‘Large Prairie’ No. 5199 and ‘64XX’ 0-6-0PT No. 6430.