TV Star 'Sir Berkeley' Makes Terminal Appearance - For Now

| 15 September 2000
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The locomotive which starred in the 1960's television serial The Railway Children is to make its last public appearance at the Middleton Railway Steam Extravaganza in West Yorkshire on September 23rd and 24th.

Sir Berkeley, built in 1890 has delighted visitors to steam events for years, but now needs serious repair, including a complete replacement of its boiler tubes.

The engine belongs to the Vintage Carriages Trust Museum of Rail Travel at Keighley, which has long supplied railway rolling stock for films and television. A railway carriage from the collection is to appear in the third episode of the current BBC TV series Secret Agent - the True Story of the Special Operations Executive, and filming has recently finished on another BBC2 series, The League of Gentlemen, featuring a restored 1910 brake carriage from the collection.

More information on the museum at www.neotek.demon.co.uk/vct/ and for the Steam Extravaganza at www.middletonrailway.org.uk, or click here.

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