Heritage Railway's Winter MOT

Engineers at the Severn Valley Railway has overhauled one of the line's hardest working steam engines in time for the summer season. ITV Central has been behind the scenes to see how they're getting on this summer.

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The Flying Pig returns to the Severn Valley Railway

One of the longest-running steam engines at the Severn Valley Railway has made its return after a seven-month overhaul.

The Flying Pig has been at the popular Worcestershire tourist attraction since the official end of steam on British Railways in 1968.

The Flying Pig, pictured here between Highley and Arley in Worcestershire, returns to the Severn Valley Railway. Credit: Keith Wilkinson

The locomotive, numbered 43106, made its first run of the tracks as the 11.10 service between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.

After a lick of paint in the coming days, it is due to be back in full service soon.

  1. Chris Halpin

Historic engine 'The Flying Pig' undergoes important overhaul

A locomotive that was once considered the ugliest ever built, is now undergoing important work before the summer season.

The work is being carried out by Severn Valley Railway and costing an estimated £35,000.

The Flying Pig is one of the hardest working locomotives on the heritage railway and has been in service there for more than 40 years. Chris Halpin reports


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