East Lancashire Railway announces first steam locomotive visitor ahead of Autumn Steam Gala

East Lancashire Railway has announced its first guest for its Steam Autumn Gala in October 2022.

Visiting the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is L&Y Class 25 No. 52044, which lines up against a number of L&Y locomotives for the weekend.

52044 will join L&Y Pug No. 19, L&Y Saddletank No. 752, L&Y No. Class 27 No. 52322, LNWR Coal Tank No. 1054, GWR 5600 No. 5643, SR West Country No. 34092 ‘City of Wells’, BR Standard 4 No. 80097.

This will be the last scheduled run for 34092 City of Wells before it is taken out of service for overhaul.

Additionally, the LNER A4 No. 60009 Union of South Africa will provide an additional attraction to the Bury Transport Museum.

Tickets are not yet on sale but will be available through the ELR website.

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