On Tuesday 4th March the J27 boiler was loaded for its journey from Hopetown to Crewe where it will be overhauled.
Because Head of Steam has reduced opening hours from October to April, Norman Crockit has decided, along with the A1 Trust, that Hopetown Open Days during that period will reflect those restricted opening hours. So from 1 October to 1 April, Hopetown Open Days during that period will only be from 1100 to 1530. After 1 April they will revert to the normal 1000 to 1600.
Static exhibit at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Centre and Museum.