Friday, 29 January 2016

North Dorset Railway Trust Acquires 'Yankee' Steam Locomotives

Heritage Railway News



Isn't always the way?  You wait ages for a steam locomotive, then two come along at once!


This month two steam locomotives, owned by a locomotive group called 'Project 62', have arrived at the home of the North Dorset Railway Trust, Shillingstone, Dorset.



 
Displaying the numbers 30075 and 30076, both 46-ton locomotives, known as 'Yankee's', were built in former Yugoslavia.  30076 was constructed in 1954, with 30075 being built six years later in 1960.

The locomotives, which both require extensive mechanical work, have arrived at Shillingstone in time to be displayed for the 50th anniversary marking the closure of the Somerset and Dorset Railway on the 7th March 1966.

The North Dorset Railway Trust said: "New members and volunteers to work on the locomotives and at Shillingstone station are always welcome."


If anyone is interested in being a part owner of a steam locomotive, shares are available in both locomotives and details can be found on Project 62’s website at project62.supanet.com

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