Welshpool & Llanfair to welcome back steam locomotive ‘Superb’ for their Steam Gala

Credit: Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway has announced that steam locomotive ‘Superb’ will be making a return to the railway for their Steam Gala.

The locomotive will be visiting thanks to the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway in Kent and will be visiting for the gala from the 30th August to 1st September 2018.

The Bagnall 0-6-2T loco, built in 1940 for service at the Bowaters paper mill at Sittingbourne. The locomotive visited last year for 2017s Steam Gala and will appear alongside sister locomotive ‘Joan’.

A hand pump trolley will also be stationed on the bay platform line at Welshpool Raven Square station. This is also visiting from the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway.

The intensive three-day timetable also includes an evening train on Saturday, as well as miniature railways and model trains.

What did the officials say?

W&LLR general manager Charles Spencer said:

“The Gala is entirely run by volunteers and is always a highlight of the railway’s year. We try to ‘get out all the toys’, and having two visiting vehicles from our friends at Sittingbourne is a great pleasure.”

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