The locomotive which was the subject of the famous railway documentary film 
Snowdrift at Bleath Gill 
is now back in steam after a 35 year comprehensive restoration, with only the finishing touches and adjustments left to be completed.

78018 stuck in the snow at Bleath Gill

The two photos above show 78018 as we recieved it and 78018 in traffic in BR days.

The work undertaken has taken 35 years of tireless and careful work by members of the Darlington Railway Preservation Society, and more recently our partners at the Loughbrough Standard Locomotive Group, the team at the Great Central Railway and many more.
Below are the photos from the 14th of August 2016 capturing the moment we in the DRPS have all been waiting for, and all our hard work has been building up to.

Its with great pleasure I can say that 78018 will be entering traffic latter this year at the GCR so keep your eyes pealed for more news as it comes