GWR 66XX class 0-6-2 no.6695 to join WSR Spring Steam Spectacular line up

The WSR is pleased to reveal that GWR 66XX class 0-6-2 no.6695 will be visiting the WSR this Spring. This engine will run on many days between March and June this year on an extended loan, with thanks to locomotive owners 6695 Locomotive Ltd and the Swindon and Cricklade Railway. 


We are delighted to also confirm that this locomotive will take part in the Spring Steam Spectacular event between Friday 3rd May and Monday 6th May, joining previously announced guest locomotives LNER B1 no.61306 and LNWR 'Coal Tank' no.1054 plus further guests to be announced. 


No.6695 was built in October 1928 by Armstrong Whitworth in Newcastle and was initially allocated around the Midlands before moving to South Wales at the outbreak of the Second World War. It is here it could well have worked alongside one of our other Gala visitors no.1054.


No.6695 has visited the WSR a handful of times before, but this will be the engine's first visit away from it's home since overhaul. This will be the first visit by a 66XX in GWR livery to the WSR and she is sure to look the part paired with our restored GWR goods wagons.


And if that announcement wasn't enough, we have another surprise up our sleeves for you, to be revealed tomorrow!


Tickets are available to pre-book at a discounted rate at the link below.


Image with thanks to Scott Barnes

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