Cranford steams at Scunthorpe

AVONSIDE 0-6-0ST Cranford (1919/1924) made a triumphant return to working order at the Scunthorpe base of the Appleby Frodingham Railway in mid-April, bringing to a close a restoration which began in earnest in the 1990s.

Cranford steams at Scunthorpe
Avonside 0-6-0ST Cranford makes its first moves since the completion of its restoration at the Appleby Frodingham Railway on April 16. RAY ROBINSON
The former Staveley Ironworks locomotive made its first tentative moves at the TATA steelworks site on April 9 after what Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society (AFRPS) spokesman Chris Theaker described as an overhaul involving “much time and grief and expense”.

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