Steam locomotive 4144 to visit the Severn Valley Railway in 2019

steam locomotive 4144 for Severn Valley Railway
Credit: Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that GWR Tank No.4144 will be visiting them for their Spring Steam Gala.

The 2019 Spring Steam Gala will be held from the 15th-17th March 2019 and will have a branch line theme.

4144 visits from the Didcot Railway Centre and is visiting thanks to the Great Western Preservation Society.

4144 joins already announced GWR Pannier 6430 from the Llangollen Railway for the event, with two announcements still to go.

The next announcement will be on New Year’s Day.

The line up so far consists of 813, 1450, 1501, 2857, 4144, 6430, 7714 & 7802 Bradley Manor.

About 4144

4144 was built in 1946 by the Great Western Railway and is one of the 5101 class of locomotives. 4144 is a medium sized tank engine and was used for suburban and local passenger services of the Great Western Railway network, this includes the Severn Valley branch in BR days.

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