Barry Tourist Railway has unveiled a new addition to its locomotive fleet in Barry, whilst confirming the resumption of stream train rides from the Goodsheds next month.
The group has unveiled Bill, a steam engine produced by Kerr Stuart in 1918, which spent most of its working life at Chepstow. The locomotive arrived at Barry Tourist railway on Friday 23rd April from its former base in the Forest of Dean.
Video: Barry Tourist Railway unveils “Billy”
Prior to entering service on its passenger trains, ‘Billy’ will be checked over before being added to the groups pool of running locomotives.
In a statement, a spokesperson said “With Welsh government rules regarding Covid allowing outdoor events, we will be starting our running timetable on May 1st and May 2nd, offering out-and-back rides on the open veranda of our Brakevan from The GoodSheds between 9am and 12 noon.”
“Online booking in advance through TicketSource is recommended as seats are restricted due to the need for social distancing. Masks must be worn (unless exempt). Prices are £7.50 for groups up to a maximum of 6 persons.”
The attraction proved popular during two days in December, so its advised that residents book in advance via www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/barry/barry-tourist-railway/