The Didcot Railway Centre has announced that Class 14 No.9551 will be visiting them in 2019 as part of their events plan.
9551 will be visiting the museum for their Diesel Gala which is being held over the 4th-6th May 2019.
This locomotive is appearing at the Didcot Railway Centre thanks to the Severn Valley Railway.
If you book a VIP Day at Didcot you can have a ride on the footplate of a Diesel over the weekend of 4th, 5th and 6th May. For more information on this please contact the Didcot Railway Centre on 01235 817200 or email: [email protected]
A brief history of 9551
D9551 entered service in September 1965 following the design of BR(W) and was based at Cardiff Canton. Following on from a move to Hull Dairycoates in 1967, the locomotive was withdrawn from service in 1968 after just 2 years and 7 months in service.
Having visited and being owned by many groups over the years, including the West Somerset Railway and the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society, the locomotive arrived at the Severn Valley Railway on 2013 and went under an overhaul. The locomotive debuted at the Spring Diesel Festival in May 2017.
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