27 Primrose

Once a regular runner in the earlier years of the Bluebell Railway, Primrose has not now steamed since 1974, which is before I was born!  She was partly dismantled in preparation for an overhaul which never happened.  After years in a siding behind Sheffield Park station she has finally been moved to a position near the works and some work has begun.  I believe the Villa Team plans to work on her in earnest once they have completed Baxter's overhaul.

Behind Sheffield Park station.  25.11.01

The early stages of restoration, outside the Villa Team's hut.  16.05.02

See also the Bluebell Railway website page for this locomotive.