OLIVe returns to Middleton following fire-damage repairs

BAGULEY-Drewry inspection railbus No. DB 998901 OLIVe returned to the Middleton Railway on January 29 after a superb bodywork restoration was completed by the Vintage Carriages Trust at Ingrow West (KWVR).

The work followed an arson attack in February 2016 when the vehicle suffered extensive damage.

OLIVe is seen being shunted at Ingrow by former Liverpool docks 0-6-0D No. 32 Huskisson (Hunslet 2699 of 1944), in preparation for road transport to Leeds.

Owning group the EM2 Locomotive Society will now carry out restoration of the interior, returning it to passenger use. Picture: BEN BUCKI

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