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Old 17th June 2018, 22:45
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Bluebell Railway 'Giants of Steam' Oct. 12-14

The Bluebell Railway has just announced the planned visiting locomotives for the 'Giants of Steam' Autumn gala October 12-14:
Ex-LNER A4 No.60009 'Union of South Africa' & ex-LNER B1 No.61306 'Mayflower'. Both of these locos are first time visitors to the Bluebell (61306 is also the first B1 to visit) and it is a good opportunity to see 60009 before withdrawal and retirement to static display in 2019. I had expected 'Mayflower' to be one of the visitors as it is due to haul a railtour from Sheffield Park to Worcester 2 weeks later on October 27, but No.9 is a nice surprise!
Alongside these visitors, locos from the home fleet should include:
BR 5MT No.73082 'Camelot, SR S15 class No.847, Ex-SR Q class No.30541 and BR 4MT tank No.80151 should also be back in traffic by then as well.


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Old 17th July 2018, 13:19
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Sounds exciting, I haven't seen a A4 with my own eyes. Ive seen Mayflower but looking forward to seeing Union of South Africa before it retires. Its also down to work a railtour from Three Bridges to Oxford in September so Ill hopefully see that too
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