The Kent and East Sussex Railway have announced that GWR Large Praire No. 4144 will be visiting them in 2020.
The locomotive will arrive in April and will stay over the Summer until September 2020.
4144 will be visiting the Kent and East Sussex Railway thanks to the Didcot Railway Centre.
It is believed to be the first time a Large Prairie has visited Kent, especially in preservation.
The locomotive will be used alongside the K&ESR’s resident locomotives to run public steam and Pullman services. There are also planned appearances at our 1940’s and September Vintage Steam events.
4144 was built in 1946 by the Great Western Railway and is one of the 5101 class of locomotives. 4144 is a medium-sized tank engine and was used for suburban and local passenger services of the Great Western Railway network, this includes the Severn Valley branch in BR days.
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