CLASS 31 No. 31163 was well received by visitors at its home railway gala at Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway on April 5-7.
It is currently carrying Railway Technical Centre livery and number 97205 (RM Feb, p90). No. 31163 is seen on the first day with Class 08 No. D3018 Haversham on a pair of brakevans.
The ‘31’ worked passenger trains from Chinnor through to the new main line connection at Princes Risborough, connecting with Chiltern Railways trains each day.
No. 97205 is in much demand for gala appearances this season because of its unusual and attractive livery, with KWVR May 3-6, Severn Valley Railway May 16-18, and West Somerset Railway June 20-22 confirmed.
Full story in the May 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now!