Lincolnshire Wolds line to host Wissington in May

THE Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will have three working steam locomotives on its books during May when the Ludborough line plays host to a visit from the former Wissington Light Railway stalwart Hudswell, Clarke Wissington.

Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0ST Wissington and LNER ‘Y7’ 0-4-0T No. 985 move away from Bagnall 0-4-0ST No. 2565 and Cockerill 0-4-0VBT No. 2525 during the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway’s gala on September 11, 2016. LAWRIE ROSE

The 1938-built 0-6-0ST (No. 1700) will visit the ex-Great Northern Railway line, courtesy of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society, travelling from its home base at the North Norfolk Railway.

Currently, five operating dates have been confirmed, the first being April 30 then again on May 1, 14, 28 and 29.

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Wissington’s first weekend in service will also be the LWR’s annual May Bank Holiday steam up, when the ex-British Sugar loco will share duties with resident Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST Spitfire (1964/1929) and Peckett ‘W6’ 0-4-0ST No. 2 Fulstow (1749/1928).

Read more in January’s issue of The RM

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