There's been lots of rumour and speculation surrounding 34081 over the past few months but I'm now in a position to reveal all. On Thursday May 6th the Battle Of Britain Locomotive Society and the Nene Valley Railway signed an agreement that will see 34081 return to Wansford for the overhaul to take place. Exact details of the agreement remain confidential of course. The Society would like to place on record its gratitude to the North Norfolk Railway for giving 34081 a home when it needed it and in many ways we shall be sorry the leave. The NNR did make a very fair offer to assist with the overhaul but the fact is that few of our volunteers are in a position to regularly make the trip to Norfolk to work on the loco and we were faced with either a long drawn out job or a very expensive one contracted out - money we don't really have. Our small team is mostly local to the Nene Valley and will be able to put in many more hours on the loco once it is back on their door step so to speak. So there you have it. Cue livery question.