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W11 'Newport' back on the road

18th March 2014

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1878 built A1X ‘Terrier’ class locomotive W11 ‘Newport’  last hauled an Isle of Wight Steam Railway passenger train in August 2002 when she had to be withdrawn from service, her boiler condemned.   Now fitted with a brand new boiler, fully overhauled and painted in early Southern Railway livery,  W11 is seen here on her first visit to Smallbrook Junction in 12 years during a trial run with the railway’s unique set of Victorian 4-wheeled coaches.

 W11 has undergone a number of test steamings over the last week, inevitably  exposing a few easily rectified minor niggles.  It is anticipated that W11 will be passed fit to resume passenger service later in the spring, hopefully in time for the IWSR Spring Gala on the Bank Holiday weekend of 24th/25th/26th May 2014.