The Wensleydale Railway has announced that a Class 60 diesel locomotive has arrived at Leeming Bar yesterday.
The Class 60, No. 60086, has arrived at Leeming Bar ahead of restoration and return to running condition.
60086, currently see in two-tone grey with EWS on the side of the locomotive, has been sat at Toton since around 2005 after being withdrawn from service.
60086 is also special as it hauled the last limestone train on the Wensleydale Railway in 1992.
Having been sat for such a long time, the Class 60 diesel locomotive was in no fit state to travel on the mainline to the Wensleydale Railway, so thanks to Allelys Haulage, the locomotive arrived on the back of a low loader.
It was definitely a day of arrivals for the Wensleydale Railway, as alongside the Class 60, Ex-Northern pacers, No. 142028 and 142060, also arrived ahead of running at the Wensleydale Railway.
The Pacers will be used to support the railway’s off-peak and educational visits.
What do you think of these arrivals? It’s great to see modern locomotives making their way into preservation for future generations to enjoy.
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