Steam locomotive 564 to visit the Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway, in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, has announced that steam locomotive Great Eastern Railway Y14 No.564 will be visiting them until the new year.

564’s visit is thanks to The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society and the North Norfolk Railway.

The steam locomotive will arrive in time for the Spa Valley Railway’s annual Real Ale and Cider Festival. The festival is taking place from the 18th to the 20th October 2019. After which, the steam locomotive will then stay at Royal Tunbridge Wells until January 2020.

The Edwardian steam engine will finish off its visit by taking part in the Spa Valley Railway’s ‘Winter Steam Up!’ event.

564 will run alongside Hunslet No. 1982 ‘Ring Haw’ at the Winter Steam Up which has been on hire from the North Norfolk Railway since late 2018.

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  • Lovely loco, I remember her in the Bury St.Edmunds area working local passenger and goods, way back in the ‘fifties. Not as smart then! Good choice, Spa Valley.