Steam locomotive 52322 set for 2020 visit to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

52322 on the East Lancashire Railway by Liam Barnes
Credit: Liam Barnes

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway has announced that A Class locomotive, 52322, will be visiting them once more in 2020.

The A Class will be visiting the railway thanks to its owner, Andy Booth.

52322 first visited the railway in 2013 and made its most recent visit to the line earlier in 2019.

The locomotive will arrive at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in time for Easter weekend and will last until mid-June.

A brief history of 52322

52322 is an L&Y Railway Class 27 and is a 0-6-0 type of steam locomotive. They were built for freight work over the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. 52322 was built-in 1896 at Horwich Works as Lancashire & Yorkshire No. 1300, later being renumbered LMS 12322 and BR 52322 in its working life, the locomotive is now preserved and appears in BR Black with the number 52322. 52322 is the only survivor of the 484 strong class of steam locomotive.

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