Autumnal steam show at Bredgar

BREDGAR & Wormshill Light Railway (B&WLR) closed its season with seven locos in steam on October 29.

Fowler 0-6-0WT Limpopo, Fowler 0-4-2T Zambesi, O&K 0-4-0WT Eigiau, and Arn Jung 0-6-0WT Katie handled the bulk of all-line passenger operating.

Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway’s Arn Jung 0-6-0WT No. 2 Katie with a passenger train on
October 29. CLIFF THOMAS

Bagnall 0-4-0ST Armistice primarily worked a demonstration freight between Warren Wood and Stony Shaw stations, with limited appearances by Hunslet 0-4-0ST Lady Joan, O&K 0-4-0WT Helga, and diesel locos, to produce a superb late-season event amid sunlit autumnal colours.

B&WLR’s remaining 2ft-gauge locos – Decauville 0-4-2ST Victory and Schwartzkopf 0-4-0WT Bronhilde – are both withdrawn pending heavy overhaul.

Victory will be the first to receive attention, with Bronhilde requiring significant work and unlikely to steam for some time.

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