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Barclay 984 1903  0-4-0ST Darent. Ex Provan Gasworks, Glasgow, the Provan Group acquired Darent in July 1999 as a kit of parts. In the course of the loco being regauged from 2' 6” to 2', the Group decided to rebuild the loco as a saddle tank with an open cab, and work proceeded at the private 2' gauge Eynsford Light Railway in Kent.

Following this major overhaul the locomotive returned to working order at the start of 2005. Its first public outing being a visit to the Bredgar & Wormshill Railway.

The visit to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railways 2005 autumn gala was Darent's second public outing and the first opportunity for the L&B to operate double headed steam trains as a heritage railway.

Darent at the 2005 Gala Darent paired with Bronllwyd at Woody Bay Station, 2005

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