As reported in the latest issue of Steam Railway we have been able to secure the hire of a number of locomotives up until March 2019. As with the hire of 4277 from the Dartmouth Steam Railway we are hiring their small Prairie 45xx No. 4555 for two consecutive winters, October 2018 - March 2019 and October 2019 -March 2020. This will be the first time that 4555 has operated on a preserved line other than the Dartmouth Steam Railway and the South Devon Railway. The first event that 4555 will be in operation for will be the Steam Gala to celebrate 40 years of the North Staffordshire Railway Company, the Churnet Valley Railways supporting charity, this event will be over the weekend of the 19 - 21 October 2018. Also at this event will be two classes making their debut on our line which are 7F No. 53808 from the West Somerset Railway and the Coal Tank No. 1054 from the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Following on from the popular visit of 7820 Dinmore Manor we have been able to secure the hire of sister locomotive No. 7827 Lydham Manor from the Dartmouth Steam Railway which will be spending all of February 2019 at our Railway. This will be the longest spell that 7827 will have spent away from Paignton since the loco has been in their ownership. In the next couple of weeks we should be able to advertise our guest loco for our February 2018 Steam gala that will operate alongside 42xx No. 4277 and S160's No 5197 & 6046. Alongside our home fleet of the S160's and the TKH we have some exciting times ahead!