It is planned that the Vale of Rheidol Railway's Kerr Stuart "Wren" locomotive No 3114 will visit the Bromyard & Linton Railway to operate a photographic charter, promoted by David Williams. David Williams writes: "The Bromyard & Linton Railway is not a line that is on the radar of many enthusiasts, albeit that it has been in existence since the 1960s as a concept and since the late 1970s as a preserved railway. It is laid on the track bed of the former Great Western/Western Region line from Worcester to Leominster to two foot gauge though, save for a couple of original bridges, there is by now nothing to indicate the line's previous standard gauge pedigree and the line has all the appearance and ambiance of a narrow gauge backwater, which is why it is so attractive photographically. The Railway is not open to the public and very rarely hosts private visits. The last time steam ran on the line was when it was standard gauge and still open to Western Region traffic. The line has not been modernized (spoilt!) in the way that many preserved railways have and as such presents something of a unique opportunity. One never likes to say ‘this won't happen again' but it is unlikely to be even a semi-regular occurrence. At a time when many are saying they have ‘been there, done that' this is definitely an opportunity that has not occurred before! Therefore, we are offering a choice of two days with the opportunity to photograph Wren 0-4-0ST No.3114 when it ‘calls in' at the Railway en-route to a season-long loan in the South of England. There are no public services planned, so whether it happens is entirely dependent on whether we as photographers are between us wish to make it happen. In terms of attendance, this really will be extremely limited numbers, hopefully just sufficient to cover the cost of the venture and nothing more (transport, labour, crew accommodation and similar), so there should be some fairly rare pictures to be obtained. In any case, the lineside does not lend itself to very large gatherings! Very few sites such as this still exist in modern preservation, so if you like attempting to recreate the unusual and unspoilt in your pictures, this is an opportunity to seriously consider. The charter style will be laid back, centring on recreating cameo rural and industrial narrow gauge scenes. Just to emphasize, this is not a wide open scenic landscape type of charter so please do not expect that; what it is, is something rare and unusual where very different pictures can be obtained." Further information and a booking form can be found at: http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk/bromyard.htm The Vale of Rheidol Railway is the owner of locomotive No 3114. The charter is being promoted by David Williams.