East Somerset Railway brings 1952 locomotive back into service [BBC News]

Date: 24/06/2017

A steam engine, brought back to life by volunteers at the East Somerset Railway, has returned to service after a 52-year absence from the railways. A ceremony was held at Cranmore to mark the return of engine number 41313, a class 2 tank locomotive. Chairman Dick Masters said: 'It ran mostly in the south of the country, anywhere between Brighton and Bude. It's vey much a local engine.' The engine was built in 1952 in Crewe. It has not been in use since 1965.

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Restored steam engine back in service
Engine 41313 restored by East Somerset Railway

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It was sent from Isle of Wight Steam Railway to be restored at the East Somerset Railway.

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Withdrawn Ivatt class 2MT 2-6-2T no 41313 stands on one of the scrap roads at Barry on 7 August 1966. Built at Crewe in 1952 the locomotive spent its entire life operating in southern territory before being finally withdrawn from 70D Eastleigh in October 1965. The locomotive was subsequently rescued and restored [see image 59766]
Location: Barry
Company: Barry Dock and Railways
07/08/1966 David Pesterfield