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We are pleased to announce that Joining us for the 2018 season is something a little different. Hunslet 2890 - Douglas, courtesy of Andy Booth. She will be arriving in Mid-March and hauling steam services throughout 2018 and possibly beyond.

Built in 1943 and supplied to the War Department as 75041, she was then used on the Longmoor Military Railway as WD 107- Foggia.

In 1962 she was given works number 3882.and used by the NCB at Maesteg Colliery until 1976.

In 2000, she was converted to an 0-6-0 tender engine as No. 10 Douglas from Thomas the Tank Engine. She has been based at the ELR since coming out of overhaul in Sept 2017

Photo used with kind permission of Joanne Crompton


Published: 23 October 2019 22:29

Author: Phil Stanway