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The Arrival of 'Lord Phil'

Midland Railway – Butterley are very pleased to announce the 2019 visit of Hunslet WD 0-6-0 saddle tank 3883 ‘Lord Phil’ for the 2019 running season!

‘Lord Phil’ was built in 1944 for the War Department and is one of the large types of 485 Austerity locomotives, built mainly for military and industrial use. The locomotive was originally Hunslet 2868.

In 1962, it was given a new lease of life and was rebuilt as Hunslet 3883 as a trial for the Hunslet underfeed stoker and gas producer combustion system. The locomotive was also used for dynamometer car trials at Kingham in April 1963.

We look forward to the arrival of Lord Phil this month and should be ready to run over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend*.

Our thanks goes to the owner of the locomotive for the visit and we look forward to seeing 3883 at Midland Railway very soon!

*We suggest you check the website or telephone before you start your journey to avoid disappointment.