Zillertal makes its UK debut at W&LLR gala

‘U’ CLASS 0-6-2T No. 2 Zillertal, from Austria’s Zillertalbahn line, made its debut in Mid-Wales
as the star of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway’s (WLLR) August 30-September 1 steam gala.

With Austrian flags fluttering and steam to spare Zillertal pulls away from Welshpool Raven Square in front of an admiring crowd on September 1. CLIFF THOMAS

Newly overhauled in Austria, Zillertal arrived at Llanfair on August 13. A detailed boiler examination to satisfy the WLLR’s boiler inspectors was required, necessitating a boiler lift. Reinstatement and reassembly included modifications to meet WLLR operational needs.

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