Debut day for repatriated Class 04

CLASS 04 No. D2289 makes its debut at the Heritage Shunters Trust (HST), Peak Rail, Rowsley South, on August 18, following repatriation from Italy (RM June, p82).

The Drewry shunter was shipped to Italy with other BR locos in 1972.

First admissions for the one-off event are at 11.00, continuing until 15.00. Visitors are asked not to enter the site before that time, at the behest of HST’s landlords, Peak Rail, which has kindly allowed the day to take place.

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No. D2289 is seen on arrival at Peak Rail, Rowsley South, Derbyshire, on June 13 having been acquired from Lonato S.p.A in Italy for the Heritage Shunters Trust collection. It makes its only public appearance for the foreseeable future on August 18. JOHN WADE

Time is required beforehand to position No. D2289 and other locos for display, including restored sister No. D2284.

The loco will be on static display only as the workload of the group has meant it will be sometime before it can be inspected to find out if it runs or not.

A free souvenir sheet detailing No. D2289’s history will be available, and there will be an opportunity to talk to those who have made this incredible repatriation happen.

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