Wings and Wheels Society.

45596 Bahamas at Kemble the Cotswold Venturer 18-6-2022.

Enjoy a few pictures of RCT's Cotswold Venturer return trip on the 16.35 Worcester to London Paddington (1Z97) at Kemble after its steep climb up through Sapperton tunnel. Wings and Wheels Society Dursley youngest members Charlie & Thomas climbed aboard the footplate for a quick cabbing and were rewarded with a small memento of magic Bahamas steam coal! On departure the loco and the Great British Weather opened the regulator and it poured down adding much atmosphere! Locomotive No.45596 Bahamas was built as a standard Jubilee Class in 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company for the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS). In May 1961, under the ownership of British Railways, Bahamas was the recipient of several experimental modifications aimed at improving the steam engine. In July 1966, Bahamas was withdrawn from traffic. A preservation society was founded and raised the money to purchase it from British Rail to prevent it from being scrapped. Now 45596 is owned by the Bahamas Locomotive Society is based at Ingrow on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire.

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