The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway have announced that they will be welcoming L&Y A Class No. 52322.
Owned by Andy Booth, this popular locomotive is usually based at the East Lancashire Railway.
Once the locomotive has arrived (TBC) it will haul trains on the heritage railway for the summer months.
The hope is that the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway can couple the locomotive with their newly-restored L&Y Directors Saloon coach.
52322 is an L&Y Railway Class 27 and is a 0-6-0 type of steam locomotive. They were built for freight work over the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. 52322 was built-in 1896 at Horwich Works as Lancashire & Yorkshire No. 1300, later being renumbered LMS 12322 and BR 52322 in its working life, the locomotive is now preserved and appears in BR Black with the number 52322. 52322 is the only survivor of the 484 strong class of steam locomotive.
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