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See GB Railfreight's Class 66 No 66779 on display, ride behind Locomotion's diesel shunter and marvel at a modern-image model railway in this special launch event.

Come along to this special event to mark the launch of's Evening Star box set, starring the full-size Class 66 as well as its new small-scale replica.

This special event is suitable for all the family and features a range of activities celebrating modern rail traction.

Thanks to GB Railfreight, Class 66 No, 66779 Evening Star will be on display on the museum’s outdoor events area. Visitors will have the chance to take a closer look at this freight locomotive, with access inside the driver’s cab.

Locomotion’s Class 03 diesel shunter D2090 will also be on outdoor display and a modern-image model railway will be on show inside the Collection Building, operated by Shildon Model Railway Club.

Access sessions to the Conservation Workshop will also be available, giving participants the chance to learn more about current and future cosmetic restoration projects.

Passenger rides behind Locomotion’s Class 08 diesel shunter 08911 Matey are also available for a small charge.

The exclusive Evening Star models box set from features OO-gauge models of Class 66 No. 66779 Evening Star and Class 9F No. 92220 Evening Star, the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways.

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