Newstead – Funding For The Future


Loco Yard

12592381_1712082442393535_5040773559982145182_nA few weeks ago, I reported on a lost locomotive, Newstead, which had been rediscovered after restored by kept hidden within the Hertfordshire countryside.

12993600_1711969872404792_1892887232119019235_nLast week, her long awaited return to the limelight was complete, and she is now safely at the Nene Valley Railway, where the Small Loco Group will restore the locomotive back to her former glory. Their enthusiasm of restoring the small, but often forgotten, locomotives of the NVR has led to the cosmetic restoration of Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST No.1539 ‘Derek Crouch’, with sister to Newstead, Hunslet 0-6-0ST No.1953 ‘Jacks Green’, currently undergoing the same treatment. They are slowly overhauling Danish F Class 0-6-0T No.656 ‘Tinkerbell’, which is currently in pieces in the workshop.

12998497_1712007152401064_3969163923357093663_nHowever, this is all up to you, as first of all, the group needs to pay for the transport cost. For a bit of background, Calkeld Heavy Haulage Limited were on call for three days and had to cancel…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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