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Does anyone know about this Austerity 0-6-0 ?

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PannierTanker14

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I found this photo of an Austerity 0-6-0st that is in camouflage, however I never found anything more about it. I will most definitely be modelling it because it is awesome but I would like to know more about it if possible and where it is now.

 

(Sorry for the quality of photo. It’s the user icon on my PC)

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Even from that photo I can tell it's on the Kent and East Sussex Railway.

 

A quick search online reveals this original image: 

8X-241  Austerity 0-6-0ST No WD191 (K&ESR No. 23 'Holman F Stephens') runs round at Tenterden Town

 

 

The blurb for the photo reads: 

Scan of a print taken in 1985 or 1986; By 1984 the themes for the K&ESR's Galas were getting slightly random, but the 1985 Gala based on 40 years since VE Day (Steaming to Victory) was a success. So much so that the 1986 Gala (Steaming Home) followed the same theme and since then WW2 themed Galas are now very much a feature of the preserved railway scene.

 

Shortly before the 1985 Gala K&ESR No. 23 was repainted at the C&W Shed at Tenterden into a camouflaged livery and reverted to its former WD number of 191. Whether the livery has any basis in fact or is the result of the imagination of a person who made one too many Airfix kit as a kid I cannot say!

 

See here for more on these specific locos: https://preservation.kesr.org.uk/steam-locomotives/no-25

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38 minutes ago, JRamsden said:

Even from that photo I can tell it's on the Kent and East Sussex Railway.

 

A quick search online reveals this original image: 

8X-241  Austerity 0-6-0ST No WD191 (K&ESR No. 23 'Holman F Stephens') runs round at Tenterden Town

 

 

The blurb for the photo reads: 

Scan of a print taken in 1985 or 1986; By 1984 the themes for the K&ESR's Galas were getting slightly random, but the 1985 Gala based on 40 years since VE Day (Steaming to Victory) was a success. So much so that the 1986 Gala (Steaming Home) followed the same theme and since then WW2 themed Galas are now very much a feature of the preserved railway scene.

 

Shortly before the 1985 Gala K&ESR No. 23 was repainted at the C&W Shed at Tenterden into a camouflaged livery and reverted to its former WD number of 191. Whether the livery has any basis in fact or is the result of the imagination of a person who made one too many Airfix kit as a kid I cannot say!

 

See here for more on these specific locos: https://preservation.kesr.org.uk/steam-locomotives/no-25


thanks very much

its on my spotting list now!

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