Second steam locomotive for Mid Hants Spring Steam Gala announced

SR USA Tank No.300
SR USA Tank No.300 "Frank S Ross" // Credit James Kindred

No.300 “Frank S Ross” will join the line-up for this year’s Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) Spring Steam Gala.

About No.300 “Frank S Ross”

One of 15 USA designed tank engines brought by the Southern Railway (SR) in the 1940s, which saw its number change from War Department No.1960 to SR No.70.

Spending most of its working life at Southampton Docks, withdrawal came in June 1967.

Saved from being scrapped and renumbered K&ESR No. 21 in August 1968, the tank was later fully restored in 1994 and has been based at the Kent and East Sussex Railway ever since.

The engine currently wears Longmoor Military Railway Lined Blue.

About the Spring Steam Gala

Taking place between Friday 8th and Sunday 10th March 2019, the MHR’s home fleet are joined by visiting guests GWR 57XX No.L92 in London Transport livery and SR USA Tank No.300 “Frank S Ross”.

For more information or to book your tickets, please visit the Mid Hants Railway’s website here.

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