GKN-liveried Jessie enters Blaenavon line service

GKN-liveried Jessie enters Blaenavon line service

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Former Cardiff resident Hunslet 0-6-0ST Jessie (1873/1937) joined the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway’s (P&BR) operational fleet on April 19 following overhaul and conversion back to its original guise by owner Mike Pearce at the Barry Tourist Railway. 

As reported (RM April), Jessie has been stripped of its former ‘Thomas’ guise, losing the side tanks, and having its saddle tank restored, along with the striking East Moors Steelworks black livery. 

Here, Jessie looks resplendent with new paintwork at Blaenavon High Level station during its inaugural day in service on April 19. ALISTAIR GRIEVE

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