Foxcote Manor is Back in Black

AC/DC once sang “cause I`m back on the track and I`m beatng the flack.” in their famous song “Back in Black” in 1980. It all sounds kind of familiar when you think about it! It is with immense pride that we inform you 7822 passed its boiler inspection last Tuesday after over 2 years of fundraising, volunteering and labour from paid staff. It is hopefully the end of her troubles, at least for a while, and we will all get to see her gliding through the Dee Valley.

It was fantastic to see her drift out of the yard for some running in on the back road towards Pentrefelin in her new unlined black livery and she looked and sounded brilliant. Alas, the colour scheme isnt everyones favourite but its authentic and its the first livery change 7822 has had since the 1950s, so it is well overdue.

The first pasenger run will be on April 2nd 2016 and tickets are available for £20.00, if you would like to come please email me on Food is provided and both trips will run to Corwen at 14:10 and 16:20. All proceeds will go to 7822 as we try to get her in a healthy position should anything unexpected pop up!

We look forward to seeing her in action again and hope you do too! Thanks for your support as always!

Photography by Jeff Albiston.

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