Terrier Farewell

Author/Source: 

John Turner

Editors Notes: 

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway held a mid-summer mini-Gala over the weekend of 4th/5th August to feature all three of the working former Island steam locomotives together for the last time for the foreseeable future as no W8 "Freshwater" was due to come out of service at the close of the weekend for a 10-year overhaul. It looks immaculate on the train of 4-wheelers - themselves enhanced from the Saturday morning by the introduction into service of the Railway's latest restoration: the 1896-built ex-LBSCR 3-compartment Brake 3rd no 1200 which came to the Island in 1925 as IoW no 4115 until its sale for use as a bungalow in late 1931. It's seen at the rear of the train approaching Ashey and the front of the train as the Terrier returns chimney-first on the Sunday on its penultimate run.

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