Record-breaking train at Leighton Buzzard railway

LEIGHTON Buzzard Railway claimed world records for the number of locomotives hauling a passenger train and the number of locomotives built by the same manufacturer to haul a train on May 29.

Record-breaking train at Leighton Buzzard railway
Sixteen Motor Rail locomotives at the head of the May 29 record-breaking train at Leighton Buzzard approach Vandyke curve and road crossing. A further locomotive is out of view on the tail. CLIFF THOMAS
The record-breaking effort was the highlight of LBR’s Simplex Centenary Gala, marking the 100th anniversary of the start of production of Motor Rail locomotives in nearby Bedford.

It was adjudicated by Clifton Flewitt, vice-chairman of the HRA in Ireland.

Read more in July’s edition of The RM

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