Historic train back on track following 22-year restoration | Bradford Telegraph and Argus

AN Historic Yorkshire train is back on the tracks following a 22-year restoration project.

Ilingworth, based at Embsay, has returned to service after more than 60-years following a restoration in honour of the former Lord Mayor of Bradford and local architect, William Illingworth.

Mr Illingworth, who designed Bradford’s Odeon cinema and worked on the 1936 Scar House Dam project – the largest in the world at the time and a site the locomotive transported goods to in the late 30s – was remembered in a naming ceremony on Friday.

The exclusive ceremony was held at Embsay Railway Station and featured a royal ride in Queen Victoria’s London and South Western Railway carriage, which was pulled by Illingworth. Historic train back on track following 22-year restoration | Bradford Telegraph and Argus

 

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