The Bure Valley Railway has placed an order with Alan Keef Ltd of Ross-on-Wye for a pair of steam locomotive cylinders, constructed to a design developed in house by the railways own staff and volunteer design team. The new cylinders will be fitted to locomotive No. 6, “Blickling Hall”, when she returns to traffic after an extensive major overhaul. It is hoped the locomotive will return to traffic in time for the Bure Valley Railway’s very popular Santa Specials in December. Chairman, Andrew Barnes said “We have always felt that the performance of our ZB locomotives could be improved and with the already proven modifications carried out to these engines in 2000 yet more improvements will be made by installing the new improved design of cylinders. Alan Keef Ltd will also supply Lempour Exhaust pipework and nozzles, which will also be added. We are sure that our locomotives will become even more economical to use”.