Second Lockdown November – update

Updated 28th November Both railways where our stock is based are now expecting to operate services when the new tier settings of the UK Government come into use – despite both being in Tier 3.

Our third class six-wheel carriage 1507 is scheduled for use in the (fully-booked) Worth Valley ‘Santa’ services at the end of November and Saddletank 752/51456 may see use on services at East Lancashire Railway. The trustees have also agreed that the first class six-wheel carriage 279 can be also used on the Worth Valley over the Christmas and New Year period in planned services, although Government reviews of the operation of Tiers may affect this.

Work on our Bogie Brake 1474 at East Lancashire Railway has been delayed (see other Latest News), by important work on their operational stock may take precedence, currently no work is scheduled on our stock at the Worth Valley other than preparation of six-wheel carriage 1507.

Initial investigation work has been approved on Pug 19 at East Lancashire Railway to remove the cab, tank and boiler to enable Non-Destructive Testing to be carried out on the boiler. When the test results are known, a further review of restoration plans will take place.

For the latest information from each railway you can check on the web:
Worth Valley here East Lancashire Railway here