Small Loco Group Gets A Hidden Surprise
Fantastic news has come out of the Small Loco Group at the Nene Valley Railway, with the announcement of a new locomotive to join their growing fleet of locomotives. A sister locomotive to Jacks Green, and the North Norfolk Railway’s Ring Haw, a Hunslet 16 inch saddle tank called ‘Newstead’, thought to have disappeared off the face of the earth in the 1980s, and by the early 1990s, she was declared scrapped.
However she hadn’t been scrapped, but purchased by a gentleman who collected vintage vehicles, and had a passion for steam locomotives. He purchased the loco from the colliery it was based at, and had the locomotive fully overhauled at ‘Suffolk Steam’ which has unfortunately shut down since then.
‘Newstead’ was steamed a couple of times after her overhaul, but was then removed to a secret location close to where the owner lived. A short stretch of track was placed down, the…
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