Date confirmed for steam locomotive 6233 Duchess of Sutherland’s return

6233 Duchess of Sunderland on the Severn Valley Railway // Credit Severn Valley Railway
6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" on the Severn Valley Railway // Credit Severn Valley Railway

The West Shed has confirmed the date in which steam locomotive 6233 Duchess of Sutherland will return to steam service.

The date has been confirmed for the 9th September 2018 and will take place at the West Shed, and at the Midland Railway Butterley.

6233 Duchess of Sutherland is returning to steam after major repairs and overhaul, before heading off to the Severn Valley Railway and the mainline.

Here is an outline for the day:

  • 10 am – 12 pm: Photographic session – £10 entrance charge to the West Shed area.
  • 12 pm: Official unveiling of the Duchess
  • 12 pm – 4 pm: Free admission to the West Shed

This is brilliant news, and we look forward to seeing the Duchess later on in the year.

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