A ‘Whistler’ takes up duties on the SVR

CLASS Forty Preservation Society’s No. 40106 Atlantic Conveyor travelled from the East Lancashire Railway on August 2 for a short spell at the Severn Valley Railway, until replaced by No. 40135.

The Type 4 is seen at Bridgnorth ready to work the 11.50 service to Kidderminster on August 11, its first day in service at its new home.

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The English Electric machine, built in Darlington in 1960, worked two return journeys from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth, before operating a driver experience service the following day.

The next scheduled day for operating passenger services is September 18, although it might be called into action before then to deputise for Class 37 No. 37688, which has been out of action pending the reinstatement of the vacuum brake system.
Picture: DAVID DEW

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