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Replacement loco for Isle of Wight Steam Railway event

Tue 17 May 2011

Replacement loco for Isle of Wight Steam Railway event

A train due to appear at an upcoming event held by the Isle of Wight Steam Railway has been forced to pull out because of mechanical problems.

But the organisers of the 40th Anniversary Gala at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway have moved quickly to secure a replacement locomotive.

The ex-London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Beattie Well Tank Locomotive No. 30587 from Bodmin in Cornwall had been set to appear at the event, but will be replaced by Beattie Well Tank Locomotive No. 30585 from the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, reports VentnorBlog.

This is due to the boiler-tube failure of the former locomotive, meaning it will be unable to make the trip to the Isle of Wight.

People planning Isle of Wight holidays to attend the gala from May 28th to 30th 2011 - the bank holiday weekend - will be able to take part in a major Auction of Railwayana that has been scheduled by the organisers.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800544343-ADNFCR

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