NELPG in search of Sir Vicent Raven relatives ahead of 100th birthday of steam locomotive 63395

63395 // Credit RailAdvent
63395 // Credit RailAdvent

The North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) has announced that it is searching for relatives of Sir Vincent Raven to join the railway’s celebrations for Q6 63395 locomotive centenary year.

Sir Vincent Raven was an English railway engineer and was the chief mechanical engineer of the North Eastern Railway (NER) from 1910 to 1922.

Sir Vincent was known for the development of the T1 engine by designing the superheated outside cylinder class T2 0-8-0s for handling the heavy goods trains of the NER.

The T2s, or Q6s as they were later classified by the London and North Eastern Railway and British Railways, were only a very few pre-grouping steam locomotives to survive right up to the end of steam on British railways.

Living relatives to Sir Vincent Raven are encouraged to get in touch so that they can celebrate the Q6 63395 locomotive centenary.

A celebration train service will take place on the 1st May, where the locomotive will be hauling dignitaries in her original livery, dating back to 1918.

Contact [email protected] detailing your family connection.

Passengers can view the Q6 at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway when it is in service at the NYMR’s Behind the Scenes event, during May Bank Holiday (4-6th May 2019).

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