34027 Taw Valley, now numbered No. 70 and in its new purple livery, has been unveiled at Bridgnorth Works on the Severn Valley Railway.
The locomotive is set to be on public display at Bridgnorth over the Easter Weekend.
The purple livery and Platinum Jubilee logo is in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Elizabeth II nameplates will be applied in June before the railway’s four-day Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Visitors to Bridgnorth can see the locomotive on Road 3 in the Locomotive Yard.
“Now that the new livery is complete, we simply couldn’t keep this to ourselves any longer,” said SVR managing director Helen Smith. “We hope that seeing the purple loco ‘in the flesh’ over the Easter weekend will whet people’s appetites to come back and see it in steam.
“We’ll be officially renaming the loco as ‘Elizabeth II’ on Thursday 2nd June when it will receive its specially commissioned nameplates.
“When you see it up close, it really is something special!”
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