Locomotives of GWR and Southern pedigree are to star on a Midland Railway branch that became part of the North Eastern Region, as ‘Manor’ No. 7822 Foxcote Manor visits the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s ‘Autumn Steam Spectacular’ gala.
Llangollen-based No. 7822 joins rebuilt ‘Battle of Britain’ No. 34053 Sir Keith Park (courtesy of Southern Locomotives Ltd and the Severn Valley Railway) for the October 7-9 event, with the KWVR now reopened to road movements of locomotives following the recent lifting of the low-loader ban at Ingrow (SR455).
The ‘foreign’ visitors make up a total of eight locomotives in steam, with the home fleet consisting of BR Standard ‘4MT’ 4-6-0 No. 75078, WD 2-8-0 No. 90733, ‘4F’ No. 43924, ‘S160’ No. 5820, ‘Coal Tank’ No. 1054 and Taff Vale 0-6-2T No. 85, while an LNER steam crane will be in action in Oakworth yard.