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Churnet Valley Railway closed after washout

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Old 29th October 2019, 21:22
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Churnet Valley Railway closed after washout

The Churnet Valley Railway has had to close following a washout of some of the track, after a period of torrential rain had caused a breach of the adjacent Caldon Canal near Consall station.
As a result, Saturday's planned 'Super Power' event was cancelled - this would have featured THREE USATC S160 class 2-8-0s (residents 5197 & 6046 with visiting 2253) in action together for the first time in preservation.
The railway's management intend to reopen at the end of November after carrying out repair work.

https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/10...od-damage.html

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Thanks for the link Tony.

That would really have been quite a sight. I didn't realise that we had 2 large US locos in this country.

Hopefully they can run the event successfully in Nov.

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The repairs have been carried out ready for the railway to reopen this weekend in time for the Santa Season.

https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co....anta-and-steam

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Thanks for the link Tony.

That would really have been quite a sight. I didn't realise that we had 2 large US locos in this country.

Hopefully they can run the event successfully in Nov.

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Hi BW,

There are at least 6 of the USATC S160 class 2-8-0 preserved in the UK:

5197 & 6046 based at Churnet Valley Railway with 2253 on loan there as well at the moment (5197 & 6046 are going on loan to the Telford Steam Railway for their 'Polar Express' trains)
5820 is also in traffic at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
3278 is at Tyseley for overhaul
1631 is under restoration at the GCR(N), Ruddington.

The Churnet Valley Railway is hoping to re-run the event featuring 2253, 5197 & 6046 in February before 2253 moves to it's new residence at Dartmouth Steam Railway.

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