A fourth guest has been added to the Severn Valley Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala roster – a locomotive that can’t run on the 16-mile line!
Perrygrove Railway will be bringing its narrow gauge purple-liveried locomotive Anne to carry passengers around The Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley, on a track laid especially for the occasion.
This added attraction joins a trio of exciting standard gauge guest locomotives at the event on September 15-18. The gala will also see a range of dining services, goods trains, brake van rides and vintage bus services.
Anne joins Hunslet Works No 1873 Jessie, Black Five No. 45231 The Sherwood Forester and GWR-inspired Mogul No. 9351 as visitors at the event, alongside 4930 Hagley Hall, which returns after its £1.4 million overhaul and 36-year absence from traffic.
Other home fleet locos at the event include GWR No. 7714, LMS No. 43106 The Flying Pig and BR Riddles No. 75069, GWR No. 2857 and BR(W) No. 1501, with the latter pair making their final gala appearances before their boiler tickets expire.
Following its starring role at the railway throughout 2022, the SVR’s now-famous purple locomotive SR No. 70 Elizabeth II will also haul services.
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