The oldest running main line Hall class
GWR 4900 Class No. 4936 'Kinlet Hall' is currently the oldest Hall class locomotive running on the mainline network. Built in 1929, she ran more than a million miles in GWR and BR service before being withdrawn and sold for scrap.
Now restored to her former glory and maintained to mainline standards, 4936 is a resident locomotive on the West Somerset Railway and sees regular service on the 20-mile heritage line. She will be seen in use on passenger trains throughout 2015 when not on the mainline network.
With the benefit of a current mainline ticket, Kinlet Hall makes occasional forays onto the mainline network to haul charter trains. The loco is accompanied on these trips by its own support coach and a dedicated support crew. Details of forthcoming mainline tours will be available on our News page.
4936 Kinlet Hall is owned by KHL Ltd, a small consortium of private individuals. The loco is further supported by an active team of volunteers whose skills and dedication are vital in keeping such an historic locomotive in tip top working order. You can find out about joining the team on the Support Us page.
Our loco is available for hire - we are happy to visit other heritage railways for special events. Railtour organisers are also invited to contact us about hauling mainline charters and further information is available on the Private Hire page.
Mainline trips operating 27th & 29th September
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New Website Live
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