STANIER ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas will be returning to the Midlands this month as the star exhibit at the Tyseley Locomotive Works/Vintage Trains open weekend on June 22-23.
No. 45596 made its public debut at the Tyseley open weekend last September upon completion of its Heritage Lottery-funded overhaul, but since its main line trials and subsequent debut railtours it has been based at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
The Bahamas Locomotive Trust locomotive is booked to haul a string of Vintage Trains charters throughout late June and July, and will therefore move back to the old 84E depot in time for the June event.
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Also sharing the limelight will be the National Railway Museum’s replica of Robert Stephenson’s 0-2-2 Rocket, which will be giving rides to visitors in a replica of a Liverpool & Manchester Railway Third Class coach.
Read more in the June 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!