OR shunter fans, the Wensleydale Railway was the place to be on September 25, with a very rare public appearance of the two Class 08s owned by Sembcorp Utilities, Nos. 08743 Bryan Turner and 08903 John W Antill.
Originally purchased by ICI in 1996, the two locos have spent the past 20 years in industrial use on Teesside, passing through the hands of Enron to today’s current owner. Based at Wilton since 2004, the pair have not seen action for a number of years, being locked out of sight in a shed.
Read more in November’s issue of RE