Steam locomotive 6233 Duchess of Sutherland to visit the Bluebell Railway

6233 Duchess of Sutherland
Credit: RailView

The Bluebell Railway has announced that 6233 Duchess of Sutherland will be visiting them for their Giants of Steam gala in October.

The Giants of Steam Gala will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th October 2019.

This will see 6233 join in with resident locomotives and already confirmed visitor 70000 Britannia with an intensive timetable in operation across all three days.

6233 Duchess of Sutherland visits the Bluebell Railway thanks to the Princess Royal Class Locomotives Trust.

Tickets are available to purchase via this link.

A brief history of 6233 Duchess of Sutherland

6233 Duchess of Sutherland is a London, Midland and Scottish Railway Princess Coronation class of locomotive. It was designed by William Stanier and was built in 1938. It was retired by British Railway’s in 1964 where it was displayed at a Butlins Holiday Camp in Scotland before being loaned to the Bressingham Steam Museum. Following a change of ownership and a Heritage Lottery grant, 6233 steamed again in 2001 following overhaul by the PRCLT.

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