I went to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough on the first day of the "Golden Oldies" gala at the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. This week will feature some of the very old locomotives on duty while I was there. I have, at last, been playing about with RAW and all of this series utilises RAW, CS3 and Topaz.
The Great Northern Railway (GNR) Class N2 is an 0-6-2T steam locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley and introduced in 1920. The London and North Eastern Railway built further batches from 1925. No. 1144 was built in 1921 and worked services out of Kings Cross. It has recently returned to traffic following an overhaul.
I was really pleased to see the only preserved Gresley N2 after its latest overhaul at Loughborough. These used to run from Kings Cross and Moorgate on suburban services as far as Welwyn Garden City and during my "spotting" days these were a very familiar sight to me.
This ones British Railways number was 69523 which is how I would remember it. More about this class can be found here
Here is a short video of the N2 at the gala departing Rothley station.
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