Steam locomotive 4270 set for North Norfolk Railway Gala

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4270
Credit: Icons of Steam

The North Norfolk Railway has announced that steam locomotive GWR tank, 4270, will be visiting them for their upcoming steam gala.

This steam gala will be held from the 27th to the 29th March 2020.

4270 appears at the North Norfolk Railway courtesy of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway and Icons of Steam.

The GWR 2-8-0 appears alongside GWR Heavy Freight locomotive, 2857 – more information on this here.

Are you planning to see steam locomotive GWR 4270 at the North Norfolk Railway Gala? Let us know in the comments below.

A brief history of 4270

4270 steam locomotive
Credit: GWSR

No. 4270 was built in 1919. The locomotive spent most of its working life based near Cardiff. Excellent traction was had by these locomotives thanks to their eight driving wheels and two leading wheels. They never saw passenger service due to their small water capacity.

4270 was withdrawn in 1962 and moved to Barry Scrapyard, where she stayed until 1985. It wasn’t until 2014 when the locomotive returned to steam after a 4-year overhaul. She can now be found in passenger service at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway.

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