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Locomotive Bittern arrives in North Yorkshire

The A4 locomotive, which is the sister of the famous Mallard, has arrived in North Yorkshire for the start of the Swaledale festival. More than 1,100 people were there to see it on the Wensleydale Railway.

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Bittern comes to North Yorks after chance pub chat

Bittern's arrival in North Yorkshire is down to the Artistic Director of the Swaledale Festival, Malcolm Creese, who had a conversation in a pub with one of the bosses of the company that owns the locomotive.

Bittern's visit marks the start of the annual festival of music and arts across Wensleydale and Swaledale, which has been running for 42 years.

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