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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced that three locomotives are returning in time for their Autumn Steam Gala.
Lambton Collieries, No. 29, United States Army Transportation Corps S160, No. 2253 and the S15 No. 825 will all make the gala.
2253 was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in America in 1943 and shipped to Britain in 1943. The locomotive has been out of traffic for approximately 20 years and will return to traffic for the Annual Steam Gala before heading to its new home at the Dartmouth Steam Railway.
No. 825 is one of three S15 locomotives owned by the Essex Locomotive Society, all of which are stabled at NYMR. No. 825 has recently passed her boiler test and is currently being weighed before being run in on the heritage line.
Built in 1904 by Kitson of Leeds for Lambton Collieries, No. 29 is currently having her final touches completed, including the painting of her numbers and lines, before returning to traffic. No. 29 has not been an operational engine for the past 5 years when a crack was discovered in her cylinder block in 2014.
All three engines will be operational during the Annual Steam Gala, which takes place Friday 27th September to Sunday 29th September.
Travel along the heritage line for just Adult/Concession £27.00, Child £13.50 and Family (2x Adults & 2x Children) £56.00 Multi-Day Tickets (1-day, 2-day and 3-day ticket options available).
What did the officials say?
Chris Price, General Manager said
“We are delighted to see these engines back in traffic – they are all in their individual rights, engineering masterpieces, with No. 29 entering traffic over 115 years ago. The Annual Steam Gala is going to be the biggest gala the railway has ever run with over 15 legendary locomotives operating. This will be a sight not to miss.”
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