We are delighted that the Furness Railway Trust has agreed to bring FR20 of 1863 back to Beamish for June and July 2010. The engine made a huge impression on staff and visitors in 2008 when it first visited, likewise its enthusiastic and professional support crew.
This still leaves us to book an engine for the April – May window, and August – October period. Plans are in hand for both of these periods and will be announced in due course. This is on top of the engines which are to be invited to appear at September’s Great North Steam Fair 2 – 5th September 2010…!!! Exciting times indeed!
Below: A selection of images from September 2008 when FR20 was in action at Beamish during the steam weekend held that month. Thanks to David Williams for the first three photographs, taken during a photographic charter which he ran during the event.