Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Sholto's Day Arrives

A fabulous event today at Graham Lee's Statfold Barn Railway for invited guests of Andrew Neale to see the inauguration, complete with formal blessing, of Edward Sholto (Hunslet 996 of 1909) after three years of hard work by Andrew and his dedicated band of volunteers. Engine and owner behaved impeccably and, as Andrew has always promised, we now have a totally original Large Quarry class Hunslet to admire, looking exactly as it would have at the quarry. Sholto was working slate trains in between passenger runs with two of Graham's other engines including "Jack Lane", a brand new Hunslet built in 2005.

Photos show the star of the show, including on the footplate Margaret, the soon to be Mrs Andrew Neale.

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