Ex-Great Western Railway locomotive 7802 arrives into a sodden Bewdley station on the Severn Valley Railway.
Built in 1938 this locomotive saw almost continuous use with GWR and later British Railways until its withdrawal from service in late 1965. After languishing for nearly 15 years in a scrapyard in the coastal town of Barry in South Wales, it was bought originally as a source of spare parts for fellow "Manor" classmate no. 7812 "Erlestoke Manor", another SVR resident locomotive. The owners of 7812 had a change of heart in 1983 and instead chose to return 7802 to steam, a process that took ten years.
Uploaded to Flickr by michaelgreenhill on 19 June 2018