Electric Railway Museum stock stored at Colne Valley

A NUMBER of historic items have been accommodated at the Colne Valley Railway (CVR), Essex, following closure of the Electric Railway Museum at Coventry in 2017. 

The move was made possible as the CVR had recently secured its own future following a closure threat the year before.

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The stock includes BR EMU driving trailers, Class 307 No. 75023, Class 308 No. 75881 and Class 312 No. 78037, and TSO No. 71205. 

There is also the operational Bo-BoBE loco Heysham Power Station No. 1 (Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns 7284 of 1945), named Doug Tottman.

It is seen on September 1, with thanks to Paul Lemon for allowing access for photography. 

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These items are currently stored on a siding away from general viewing, but continued redevelopment of the CVR site will allow them to be placed on public display in due course. Picture: STUART CHAPMAN

Read more News and Features in the October 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now!

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