Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 29 July 2021
A HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED steam locomotive will now be hauled by diesel as it passes through Hinckley railway station due to faults on board.
Keen railway enthusiasts and residents were anticipating the arrival of the rare 50’s-built steam train, 7029 Clun Castle, since the news was first announced earlier this week (25 July).
It will still pull through the station at 8.13pm, but not as originally planned, as it will be hauled by diesel – BR Class 47 No. 47773.
It will then continue through to Nuneaton Trent Valley railway station at 8.19pm.
According to Rail Advent, the operator, Vintage Trains cited ‘a steam leak from the smokebox and superheater header’ as the reasoning for it being unable to pass through the station regularly tonight, meaning that a diesel will haul it through.