Steam locomotive 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley joins Severn Valley Gala lineup

Severn Valley Railway has announced that LNER A4 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley will join the queue for its upcoming Spring Steam Gala in April.

60007 is the third guest engine of the Spring Steam Gala, which will take place from April 21 to 24, 2022.

After its recent overhaul in Crewe and York, 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley is due to arrive at the Severn Valley Railway for testing (as previously announced on RailAdvent) and will stay a bit longer to play the Spring Steam Gala.

The A4 visits thanks to Locomotive Services Group and the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust.

60007 recently joined A1X Terrier 2678 and 2999 Lady of Legend at the Gala.

Michael Dunn, SVR Visitor Experience Manager, said: “We are delighted to have this spectacular locomotive join our other special guests, 2999 Lady of Legend and A1X Terrier 2678 at our first major steam event of the year. . It is truly a headlining powerhouse and will prove a big draw for visitors.

“In addition to our popular hospitality fleet, we have assembled a range of locomotives for maximum appeal. After all the restrictions and adaptations that Covid has imposed on us over the past two years, it will be wonderful to return to “normal” for this Gala. »

Jose P. Rogers