Austin Day at Midsomer Norton with Austin 1 locomotive

15 August 2021

Austin Day with Austin 1 locomotive at Midsomer Norton

Invitation from the Somerset & Dorset Railway

All Austin drivers are invited to attend to display their cars for Austin Day at the railway on  Sunday 15th August.

This summer the Somerset and Dorset Railway is hosting Austin 1  locomotive. The S&DR has decided to organise an Austin day on the 15th August and to invite Austin car owners along for the day with their vehicle and any memorabilia they wish to display.

Directions to Midsomer Norton

The Locomotive

The loco was built by Kitson & Co in Leeds, Kitson No 5459, and supplied new to the Austin motor company at their Longbridge Works as one of their fleet of three shunting engines, of which No 1 is the sole survivor.  Currently owned by the Llangollen Railway the loco has recently been repainted in her original Austin colours.  Austin 1 was build the same year as the Austin 10 was announced - 1932





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