Guest Engine announcement for Autumn Steam Gala

The Llangollen Railway is pleased to announce that a 120 year old Victorian steam locomotive will be visiting for our Autumn Steam Gala on 2nd – 4th September 2016.

Former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway No.1300 was built at Horwich Works in 1896 to a design that became the L&Y’s standard goods locomotive.

Ultimately 484 locomotives were built between 1889 and 1918 and it was a tribute to the soundness, usefulness and simple practicality of the design that around 50 members of the class were still operating in the summer of 1960 under British Railways.

No. 1300 is the only surviving member of the class, having been withdrawn from active service during 1960. The locomotive is currently in its London Midland & Scottish Railway guise as No.12322, as it appeared between the 1920s and late 1940s. It is believed that members of the class were seen in and around Corwen during steam days, working services over the now closed line from Ruthin and Denbigh.

The three day steam gala will feature No.12322 working alongside the Llangollen Railway’s home fleet (Nos. 7822 ‘Foxcote Manor’, 5199, 6430 and 80072) plus potentially another exciting guest locomotive. Check back on the website for regular updates.

Advance gala tickets are now available at discounted rates from the LR website:


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