17/07/1999 – 18/07/1999 Barrow Hill Open Weekend

This weekend’s appearance by 5580 only really materialised at the last minute due to amendments connected with her move to KWVR. Indeed she wasn’t even on proper display or working trains because of her late arrival. However it was nice to be there….!

On Monday 19th July , 20306 & 20308 moved 5580 to Doncaster where the intention had been to collect 20189 and ‘ trip’ them both up to Keighley , however problems with the 20 scuppered the plan. 5580 was parked inside RFS at Doncaster for one week awaiting 20189 to be released from the works . In the event the 20 was failed with engine trouble and a DRS Class 37 moved 5580 to Keighley solo.