LEICESTERSHIRE’S Battlefield Line has further cemented its reputation as an unofficial GWR outpost by securing a return visit from No. 7820 Dinmore Manor for its 50th anniversary gala on October 18-20.
The ‘Manor’ becomes the second Western 4-6-0 confirmed for the event, joining ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6989 Wightwick Hall on its first post-restoration visit away from the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. It also gives the railway three Swindon-built locomotives, the third being on-hire ‘4575’ 2-6-2T No. 5542.
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