Steam locomotive “Wightwick Hall” on hire to The Battlefield Line till 2020

6989 "Wightwick Hall" // Credit BRC

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The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre has announced that resident Great Western Railway 6959 ‘Modified Hall’ Class No.6989 “Wightwick Hall” has left the line for three months to run on The Battlefield Line.

The start of 6989’s three-month hire will see it take part in The Battlefield Line’s 50th Anniversary Steam Gala, celebrating 50 years of the Shackerstone Railway Society, who formed The Battlefield Line.

The line-up for the gala, taking place between Friday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of October, features three GWR engines, “Wightwick Hall”, 7800 ‘Manor’ Class No.7820 “Dinmore Manor” and 4575 Class No.5542.

An intensive timetable has been drawn up for the gala, along with other activities to do in between trains.

For more information or to book tickets behind 6989 while its at The Battlefield Line, please click here.

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