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The return of 'Ratbag'!

The return of 'Ratbag'!

After several months of careful planning and discussions, we're pleased to announce a temporary return to Severn Valley metals of former resident No. 6960 Raveningham Hall!

Nicknamed 'Ratbag', the loco left the Railway in 1996 after a residency of 19 years, having covered 69,392 miles.

Helping out our friends at the West Somerset Railway, a 'loco swap' arrangement is a first for the Railway, seeing No. 7802 Bradley Manor moving down south from May 22nd until early October 2019. This swap enables the WSR to have a ‘Blue’ route loco, whilst we have the heavier ‘Red’ route loco.

This swap has been made possible by the close working relationships established between the Erlestoke Manor Fund, West Somerset Railway, Locomotive Services Limited and Severn Valley Railway.

Look out for Raveningham Hall in service throughout the coming months and at our Autumn Steam Gala!

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