Hop on board historic 1953 Gas Board locomotive

Cholsey and Wallingford Railways’ Dave Goodenough. Picture: OX67441 Damian Halliwell

Cholsey and Wallingford Railways’ Dave Goodenough. Picture: OX67441 Damian Halliwell Buy this photo

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TRAINSPOTTERS are getting all steamed up over a new arrival in Wallingford.

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway took delivery of this 1953 Northern Gas Board loco on Friday and it was in use over the weekend.

The engine was delivered to Wallingford Railway Station in Hithercroft Road from Darlington following some delays caused by bad weather.

Cholsey and Wallingford Railways’ Dave Goodenough said: “This train will run on the line for at least two years.”

The train, proper title NGB1, is a 1953 Peckett 0-4-0 saddle tank steam loco.

It started working at the John Street gas works, Darlington, and was later sold to St Anthony’s Tar Works in Newcastle, part of the National Coal Board.

From there it was rescued by members of the Darlington Railway Preservation Society and put back into working order in July 2012.

Find out when you can hop on board at cholsey-wallingford-railway.com

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12:19am Fri 30 May 14

Myron Blatz says...

Has to be a better option to Times Troubled bus services based at Wallingford - do they still run public services from Abingdon to Oxford?
Has to be a better option to Times Troubled bus services based at Wallingford - do they still run public services from Abingdon to Oxford? Myron Blatz
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