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 O4 is one of the stalwarts of the GCR fleet having been restored here some years ago, much of the funding coming from public subscriptions. It is owned by the nation via the National Railway Museum at York.
Designed by J.G.Robinson for the Great Central Railway, No. 63601 was built in 1911 at the company's Gorton works. They were required urgently for freight on the expanding company's network - particularly to service the new docks at Immingham and move coal across the Pennines.
The full set of my photographs from the gala can be viewed at my Flickr site here
Thankyou for all the lovely comments this series has attracted, including the ladies, they are very much appreciated.
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