Scottish steam loco Morayshire stars in North Norfolk Railway steam gala this weekend
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An historic railway loco whose steam once powered a laundry has a pressing engagement on a Norfolk tourist attraction this weekend.
The 1928 Morayshire has headed south from its Scottish home to be the star guest at the North Norfolk Railway spring steam gala.
The 4-4-0 mainline loco, designed by famous steam engineer Sir Nigel Gresley, is among six engines hauling trains between Friday and Sunday.
North Norfolk Railway general manager Trevor Eady said it was a unique chance to see the Morayshire on the Poppy Line.
'We have only been able to afford it by teaming up with two other heritage railways to share the £18,000 cost of bringing her down by road,' he added.
The Darlington-built loco was based mainly in Scotland during its working life. It was saved from the scrap yard in 1961 and had a year as a stationary boiler at a laundry in Edinburgh before being put into storage and later restored for the Scottish Railway Preservation Society.
The other guest engine this weekend is a Great Western Railway tanker 1501 from the Severn Valley Railway. Home fleet locos will be the Black Prince, B12, Standard 4 and Wissington.
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A full timetable of services is running all weekend. Visit www.nnrailway.co.uk or call 01263 820800 for information and tickets.