Golden ‘Teddy Bear’ to star at Didcot event

Golden ‘Teddy Bear’ to star at Didcot event

CLASS 14 No. D9551 arrived at Didcot by road from the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) on March 8. 

The golden ochre-liveried loco is seen at DB Cargo’s fuelling point prior to being taken across the tracks to enter Didcot Railway Centre. Behind is DBC Class 66 No. 66057. The 0-6-0DH will be used on three weekends before returning to the SVR for its May 16-18 diesel festival. It will work one of Didcot’s two operating lines on April 13-14 and May 11-12 with resident Class 14 No. D9516 on the other.

For the May 4-6 Didcot diesel gala (RM March, p92) the two ‘Teddy Bears’ will be double heading.


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