‘Dynamic Duo’ and nine-car set take a trip to Bridgnorth

MAIN line registered GWR Pannier tanks Nos. 9466 and No. 9600 joined forces to haul Vintage Trains’ ‘Valley Rambler’ from Tyseley to Bridgnorth via Stratford-upon-Avon on November 11.

Western Region ‘94XX’ 0-6-0PT No. 9466 leads the ‘Valley Rambler’ through an autumnal scene at Earlswood on the Stratford line on November 11. No. 9600 is visible at the rear of the train. DAVID DEW

The nine-coach train, including Pullman Cars, was top-and-tailed on the Stratford to Kidderminster leg to permit easier access to the SVR, with No. 9466 leading and No. 9600 providing assistance. The two 0-6-0PTs double-headed the return trip, bunker first.

No further trains are currently scheduled for the ‘Dynamic Duo’, but more Pannier-hauled trains are expected to be announced in 2018.

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