CLASS 33 No. 33063 R.J. Mitchell will visit the North Norfolk Railway’s June 14-16 mixed traction gala in place of Class 55 No. 55009 Alycidon, following its failure while working on the main line on March 3 (RM April, p98).
The ‘33’ appears courtesy of the South East Locomotive Group, and is making a rare appearance away from its base on the Spa Valley Railway.
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In early May, the Deltic Preservation Society offered to send No. 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier to the event in Alycidon’s place. However, the cost of conveying it by rail from Barrow Hill proved prohibitive as, not itself main line certified, it needed to be hauled by another loco at commercial rates.
DRS is supporting the event and will send a Class 37 or a 57 depending on availability.
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