Visiting Locomotive Announced

31st January, 2024 by East Somerset Railway in The Railway

Richards Postill

*Update 20/02/2024* Unfortunately 6880 Betton Grange will no longer be visiting the East Somerset Railway in 2024.

6880 ‘Betton Grange’ to star at ESR 50th Anniversary Gala!!

We are delighted to reveal that Britain’s newest steam loco, Grange class 6880 ‘Betton Grange’, is set to star at the East Somerset Railway’s 50th Anniversary Steam Gala on 16/17 March 2024.

Why not join us to see a Grange operate on GWR metals for the first time since 1965 for ONLY £20! 6880 will run alongside GWR Large Prairie 4110 and Ivatt 2 46447 as well as Barclay 0-4-0ST 1719 ‘Lady Nan’ on driver for a tenner operations.

6880 will be the first GWR 4-6-0 to operate on the ESR since the David Shepherd era when both 7822 and 5029 operated on the line.

Betton Grange is visiting with thanks to its owners, The Betton Grange Society Ltd.

Tickets available from

All locos appear subject to availability.

Photographs courtesy of Richard Postill

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