All change at The Engine House!
We've just completed a mammoth shunt at The Engine House!
It's taken five days to move everything around and we cannot wait to reopen our Visitor Centre at Highley so you can see what's changed.
Two new locomotives have taken up residence:
- No. 7819 Hinton Manor - the locomotive first arrived on the Railway in 1973 from Barry Scrapyard, and returned to steam for the first time four years later. Since then, it's been a much-loved performer and saw much use on the SVR and on the mainline. It retired from service in 1995 and was on display in Swindon until late last year when it returned home. Now awaiting overhaul, No. 7819 is the new 'footplate' locomotive in The Engine House, which means you can climb aboard and learn how to operate a steam locomotive - you could even get married on it!
- No. 7 Typhoon - visiting from our friends at the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Typhoon is a 15-inch gauge miniature locomotive, built in 1927. On display alongside No. 600 Gordon, the diminutive engine is a marvel of small-scale engineering. Based on the LNER A1 Pacifics (you may have seen No. 60163 Tornado operating on our Railway), Typhoon currently wears British Racing Green and is sure to be a great attraction.
A familiar face:
- In 2018, Pannier Tank No. 5764 moved into The Engine House. During our Winter Shutdown, the Great Western Railway locomotive has been transformed into London Transport livery, appearing as No. L95. The 1929-built engine arrived on the Severn Valley Railway in 1971 in the same livery and now takes centre stage in the Visitor Centre in its stunning new coat of paint.
As well as the all-new attractions, The Engine House is still home to our old favourites; No. 46443, Lady Armaghdale, No. 48773, No. 4566, No. 47383, No 80079, the Highley Mining wagon, Travelling Post Office and Royal Saloon.
Make sure you visit The Engine House soon to see what we've changed!
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