Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala 2022

Posted on 25th April, 2022

60007, Sir Nigel Gresley was the star of the Severn Valley Spring Gala. 60007's boiler ticket expired in September 2015, and the locomotive was therefore withdrawn from service for another overhaul which was carried out in public view at the National Railway Museum in York. 

The boiler was sent to the Llangollen Railway for overhaul and was reunited with the locomotive frame on 7 November 2019. 


Having been substantially completed, it was taken by road to Crewe Diesel TMD for Locomotive Services Limited to complete the overhaul in September 2021. It was moved by road to the Severn Valley Railway in March 2022 to be run in, operating its first passenger carrying service in April 2022.


Looking ahead 60007 is planned to be repainted into blue from its current wartime black primer livery after a mainline charter in May 2022.

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