Extra Steam on the Avon Valley Railway

"Willy" // Credit Kev Slade Too
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The Avon Valley Railway, which is based in Bristol, is running a special charter train, throughout Saturday the 24th of February.

Steam ;locomotive 7151
7151 // Credit Hugh Llewelyn

The special charter train has been arranged in order to raise funds to be put towards the overhaul of Robert Stephenson Hawthorn 0-6-0T No.7151, which is based at the railway.

The locomotive is currently withdrawn from service and stored.

Hauling these special charter trains is Kerr Stuart Well-tank 0-4-0T “Willy”, which is a visitor to the line.

The day will start with the first train leaving at 10.30am. Standard fares apply for the train, but running to a special timetable for the event.

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Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.