Black Type 2 debuts on Wensleydale Railway

HN RAIL Class 31 No. 31459 worked its first passenger services on the Wensleydale Railway (WR) on July 2.

This followed mechanical attention to the loco after it arrived at the WR.

31459 at Bedale , Wensleydale Railway. Returning to Leeming Bar with 12.15 from Redmire. Completing its first passenger turn on the WR. 20166 was on the rear for Insurance.

No. 31459 hauled the 11.00 Leeming Bar-Redmire (with Class 20 No. 20166 as insurance), returning from Redmire at 12.15 with the Class 20 on the rear. It is pictured entering Bedale station with the return working.

The Class 31 appeared at the July 14-16 diesel weekend, and will be having bodywork repairs and a repaint. Picture: ANDY GALPIN

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