THE Spa Valley Railway’s August 2-4 diesel gala was successful financially, attracting 1,438 visitors, including dining train passengers.
The event showcased two loco types rarely seen in the South East, both making their class debuts on the railway.
Scottish Sulzer Type 2 No. 27001 appeared courtesy of the Class 27 Locomotive Group at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, and was due to stay until the end of the month or middle of September, but this was possibly going to be revised.
The other was the Diesel Traction Group’s Class 42 ‘Warship’ No. D821 Greyhound set for return to the Severn Valley Railway on September 1.
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