Overhaul of Locomotive 34072 '257 Squadron'

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34072 '257 Squadron'

Postby 34053 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:24 am

'257 Squadron' has recently arrived at the Great Central Railway, ready to be part of their 'Winter Steam Gala' (Friday 28th to Sunday 30th January 2022). Other 'Guest' Locomotives will also be taking part (see the GCR website for full details).

5 Locomotives will be in operation on the Friday. Up to 8 Locomotives will be in operation on the Saturday and Sunday.

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34072 '257 Squadron'

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:32 am

Hope it runs well. I'll catch up with photos and videos after everything has finished (as usual).
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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34072 '257 Squadron'

Postby 34053 » Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:59 pm

'257 Squadron' has been at the Spa Valley Railway, in operation on their 'Polar Express' Trains since 18th November, until 23rd December 2022. These Trains are very popular each year (usually selling out within a few days of the Tickets going on sale!).

The Locomotive will remain at the Spa Valley Railway, deputising for 'Sir Keith Park' which is currently undergoing its' '10 yearly' Major Overhaul. Therefore, maintaining the presence of a 'Battle of Britain Class' Locomotive at the Railway

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34072 '257 Squadron'

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Dec 23, 2022 11:08 am

Very good. Glad that the line will have a BoB representation for a while to come.
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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34072 '257 Squadron'

Postby 34053 » Tue Mar 07, 2023 12:22 pm

It has been announced by Southern Locomotives Ltd, that '257 Squadron' will visit the Kent & East Sussex Railway at the end of March. What a sight and sound that will be when the Locomotive tackles Tenterden Bank, approaching Tenterden Station!

'Squadron' will return to the Spa Valley Railway for their 'Summer Steam Up' weekend of 17th & 18th June.

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34072 '257 Squadron'

Postby 34053 » Tue Apr 11, 2023 2:01 pm

Here is an excellent Video, by The Southerner, of '257 Squadron' at The Kent and East Sussex Railway, on 8th April 2023.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX82qrGQ3cE

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