Steam locomotive 35028 Clan Line visits the Bluebell Railway

35028 "Clan Line" at Sheffield Park // Credit MNLPS

Southern Railway “Merchant Navy” Class No.35028 “Clan Line” has spent the last few days down at the Bluebell Railway undergoing maintenance work.

Wheel Drop

The Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society (MNLPS) have brought their engine “Clan Line” to the Bluebell Railway, to use the line’s wheel drop at Sheffield Park Motive Power Depot.

The was to allow the society to examine and repair if needed 35028’s front bogie.

35028 "Clan Line" and 34059 "Sir Archibald Sinclair" // Credit Andy Kelly
35028 “Clan Line” and 34059 “Sir Archibald Sinclair” // Credit Andy Kelly

Initially the Merchant Navy would spent two on display visible to the public, but the Bluebell Railway announced “Clan Line” would haul the 2.30pm trains on Tuesday the 27th  as a one-off test run while hauling passengers.

All going to plan, the locomotive leaves on the evening of Wednesday 28th of August to return back home to Stewarts Lane.

For more information or to support the MNLPS, please visit their website here.

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