A4 back in steam at Eastleigh Lakeside
After nearly 6 years, the Eastleigh Lakeside Railway have finished converting their 10¼ A4 locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley to 3 cylinders.
Built by William Kirkland in 1964, the locomotive previously operated at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire, before spells at Stapleford and South Down Railways before arriving at Eastleigh in 2003.
The locomotive is having its final steam test along with Britannia Rob Roy which has had a major overhaul and been repainted, on Saturday 18th April when they will go into service.
Thanks to Clive Upton for press release.