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Created 14-Jul-12
Modified 14-Mar-24
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Wilbert, the Austerity (J94) type locomotive had been hired in at short notice from the Dean Forrest Railway, to cover as steam locomotive on the Weardale Railway as its own locomotive No. 40 is out of traffic needing an overhaul. It meant that the line returned to steam motive power, assisted by the class 33, which had also recently arrived.

Wilbert's first weekend was on the lines highly successful War Weekend, and is seen at various points, which are now becoming popular and well known.

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