Barrow Hill opened its doors on a huge and rich collection of LNER locos, including gems such as Mallard and the Ivatt Atlantic which are rarely seen outside the NRM. Prominent were a pair of A4s side by side in LNER garter blue with full valances, the new build Tornado and its close relative Blue Peter, and the welcome return of Green Arrow. But all those attending were conscious of the absentee from the Fab 4, No 4472 Flying Scotsman, whose restoration challenges drag on and on.
Nonetheless it was a fine display, marred only by grey cloud through the morning which deteriorated to rain at lunchtime. All the signs were of excellent attendance and support, vindicating all the hard work of the Barrow Hill team and other exhibitors.
Categories & Keywords
Keywords:Barrow Hill, Bittern, Blue Peter, Green Arrow, LNER, Mallard, Tornado