Saturday 30 May 2015

Great Central Heritage 3: The London Extension: Loughborough - Leicester, 23rd May 2015

A visit to the Great Central Railway. A full set appears on OneDrive. The locomotives operating were 48624, 92214 (dressed as 92220 Evening Star) and D5185 (25035), returned earlier that week from Swanage.

"92220 Evening Star" arriving at Quorn & Woodhouse with 4:15pm from Loughborough. This WR allocated 9F did work on the London Extension in the 1960s,
63601 is a Great Central Robinson Class 8K 2-8-0, later LNER Class O4. The design was introduced  in 1911 for coal haulage to the new docks at Immingham, which opened in 1912. This was GCR No. 102, built at Gorton in January 1912, withdrawn in June 1963, and now in the National Collection. In BR days this locomotive spent most time working from 36C Frodingham (Scunthorpe), so would have a been a regular through Barnetby to Immingham.
"92220 Evening Star" about to depart from Loughborough at 2:15pm. 
48624 passes Quorn wth a driver experience run,
D5185 is arriving at Quorn with 1:00pm from Loughborough.