Churnet Valley’s ‘S160’ steps in to cover Dartmouth steam shortage

Churnet Valley’s ‘S160’ steps in to cover Dartmouth steam shortage

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CHURNET Valley Railway-based ‘S160’ No. 6046 has followed in the tracks of its Batt Holden Ltd stablemate No. 5197 by going on hire to the Dartmouth Steam Railway in May. 

The 2-8-0, seen here at Waterside with the 14.15 service from Paignton to Kingswear on May 30, was brought in to cover a shortage of power following the withdrawal of resident ‘Manor’ 7827 Lydham Manor with boiler problems. 

The ‘Manor’ has since moved to Riley & Son at Heywood for rectification, but Toddington-based classmate No. 7820 Dinmore Manor will continue to fly the flag for the class on the line during the summer months. STEPHEN GINN

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