Blue ‘King’ confirmed for Cotswold Festival of Steam

THE Great Western Society’s Collett 4-6-0 King Edward II will return to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway later this spring to take part in the line’s Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-27. 

GWR King Class No. 6023 raises steam at Toddington Station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

It will be the second visit by Didcot-based No. 6023 to the ‘Gloucs-Warks’ in as many years, having starred at the same event last year alongside BR ‘Britannia’ No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell. 

No. 6023, pictured here simmering at Toddington during the evening of June 9, 2018, is expected to arrive from Didcot in May, and will stay on the line until the end of August. JACK BOSKETT

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