The Return of the Hunslet

First steam weekend of the 2019 season, and Joffre doing the honours. Meanwhile, the WOLT Hunslet has returned from its overwintering habitat (Statfold). This loco will be in use for our Easter trains – Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Despite all this excitement, plenty of other work going on in what appeared to be a vintage plant rally. The Muir Hill dumper, aptly branded as the RoughRider, has had a winter overhaul and a somewhat startling coat of paint. It has been earning its keep hauling material being used for the Field Railway extension. Not to be outdone, the unique Motor Rail dumper had a rare outing. As the photo shows it suffers from a bit of a deficiency in the forward vision department, and being in its vicinity brings into mind accounts of soldiers when they first encountered tanks.