Cheltenham ‘resplendent’ in BR lined green at Mid-Hants Railway

‘SCHOOLS’ class 4-4-0 Cheltenham has emerged from the Mid-Hants Railway’s (MHR) Ropley workshops as No. 30925, resplendent in British Railways’ lined green.

The repaint of the National Railway Museum locomotive was completed by Heritage Painting with assistance from MHR volunteers, transforming it from Southern Railway malachite green into the guise the loco carried during its final years in BR service. 

It was financed jointly by the MHR and photographic charter specialist Timeline Events.

The revitalised 4-4-0 is expected to take part in the MHR’s October 18-20 Autumn Steam Gala, before taking part in a string of Timeline Events charters during November. 

It is pictured at Ropley on August 13. BOB ORCHARD

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