On 21st June 2017, Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T No. 85 stands in Keighley station at the head of a four-coach Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway train. The train was a special to mark the relaunch into service of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway First Class 6 wheeler compartment coach No. 279 (second coach behind the locomotive). This carriage was built in 1880 at Newton Heath and withdrawn from service in 1910. Instead of being scrapped, it found a new lease of life as a home at Valley Gardens, near Burnley. It was rescued from demolition by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and restored.
David Carr       


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