The Severn Valley Railway has announced that LNER A4 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley will join the line up for their upcoming Spring Steam Gala this April.
60007 is the third guest locomotive for the Spring Steam Gala, which is set to take place between the 21st and 24th April 2022.
After its recent overhaul at Crewe and York, 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley is to arrive at the Severn Valley Railway for running in (as previously announced on RailAdvent) and will stay a little longer to star at the Spring Steam Gala.
The A4 visits thanks to Locomotive Services Group and the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust.
60007 joins recently announced A1X Terrier 2678 and 2999 Lady of Legend at the Gala.
Michael Dunn, the SVR’s head of visitor experience, said: “We’re thrilled that this spectacular locomotive is joining our other special guests, 2999 Lady of Legend and A1X Terrier 2678 at our first big steam event of the year. It really is a headline locomotive and will prove a big draw for visitors.
“Alongside our popular home fleet, we’ve assembled an array of locomotives for maximum appeal. Following all the restrictions and adaptations that Covid forced on us over the past two years, it will be wonderful to get back to ‘normal’ for this Gala.”