Steam locomotive 34092 City of Wells to visit the NYMR

City of Wells at Irwell Vale on the East Lancashire Railway
City of Wells at Irwell Vale

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced that 34092 City of Wells will be visiting them in 2019.

Unfortunately, 60009 Union of South Africa will no longer be visiting the line from 30th March until 7th April. This is due to overrunning repair works and means the locomotive will not be ready.

Any passengers booked on these services should arrive for their scheduled journey as planned.

All seat allocations still apply with passengers being offered free tea and coffee on board as a thank you for their understanding and support.

34092 City of Wells will depart at 9:30, 12:40 & 15:40* from Grosmont Station on 30, 31 March and 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 April 2019.

*15:40 service will operate only on 3, 4, 6 & 7 April

What did the officials say?

Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said: 

“Working within the heritage preservation world, situations such as this bring home how fragile these historic locomotives are and the challenges associated with maintaining old equipment. Of course we are disappointed but we are also confident that having 34092 City of Wells, travelling across the moors will be a fantastic sight to see.

I would like to thank the East Lancashire Railway for their cooperation and support during this time. Their support has been invaluable and as a gesture of goodwill we have agreed to a visit of 926 Repton to their Autumn Gala which takes place 18-20 October 2019”.

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