ROYAL Deeside Railway-based Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST Bon-Accord (807/1897) left its native Scotland for the first time in its 119-year existence on September 11, transferring by road to Locomotion in Shildon to take part in the museum’s autumn steam gala.
The ex-Aberdeen Gas Works locomotive, which returned to traffic in June following extensive repairs, was appearing at the September 17-18 event prior to moving on to Beamish Museum, where it is expected to remain for the rest of the year.
Over the course of the two days Bon-Accord ran in its full tramway guise with side plates (skirts) down, only the third and fourth time it has done so in preservation.
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