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photoblog image Great Central Gala Selection 7/7

Great Central Gala Selection 7/7

I attended two galas at the Great Central Railway, Loughborough during the summer that I haven't shown images from as yet.  This week features a few of the highlights during those events.

 

To finish this look-back to summer galas two shots of the ex Midland Region Jubilee 5690 Leander.

 

5690 was built at Crewe in March 1936 and named Leander after HMS Leander, which in turn was named after the Greek hero Leander. After nationalisation in 1948, she was renumbered 45690 by British Railways, and based at the former LMS engine shed at Bristol Barrow Road.

 

After being withdrawn in 1964, Leander was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. Rescued by Brian Oliver in May 1972, she was restored by the Leander Locomotive Society at the Dinting Railway Museum, Glossop. After later purchase by and running on the Severn Valley Railway, she was again sold into private ownership and is now owned by the Beet family and is based at the East Lancashire Railway.

 

If you have followed this series right through you will realise the upper image is taken at the viewpoint I featured on Friday.

Great Central Gala Selection 7/7

I attended two galas at the Great Central Railway, Loughborough during the summer that I haven't shown images from as yet.  This week features a few of the highlights during those events.

 

To finish this look-back to summer galas two shots of the ex Midland Region Jubilee 5690 Leander.

 

5690 was built at Crewe in March 1936 and named Leander after HMS Leander, which in turn was named after the Greek hero Leander. After nationalisation in 1948, she was renumbered 45690 by British Railways, and based at the former LMS engine shed at Bristol Barrow Road.

 

After being withdrawn in 1964, Leander was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. Rescued by Brian Oliver in May 1972, she was restored by the Leander Locomotive Society at the Dinting Railway Museum, Glossop. After later purchase by and running on the Severn Valley Railway, she was again sold into private ownership and is now owned by the Beet family and is based at the East Lancashire Railway.

 

If you have followed this series right through you will realise the upper image is taken at the viewpoint I featured on Friday.

comments (7)

A fine restoration job, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Graeme.
it amazes me how close you can get to these machines, another great shot Brian
Brian Walbey: The trains run right up against the fence at Quorn Derek.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 12 Dec 2010, 07:07
I really enjoyed the train series, what will come next?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal. A stately home next, then more trains and a re-visit to the stately home.
  • Ray
  • Beijing
  • 12 Dec 2010, 08:47
I do like your squat perspective, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2010, 09:30
Ah yes.. this is more like it, Brian! you can't beat a bit of steam and the warm oily smell of a proper locomotive.

Did you get a view of the loco as its chimney was just under the edge of the bridge facing us?
Brian Walbey: I took about four as the train came under the bridge Alan but felt this was the best one.
Lovely compositions Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela.
... and there was me thinking Quorn was a vegetarian protein food.

[grin]
Brian Walbey: ...and it tastes pretty awful as well Richard, but the real Quorn is a delightful little village.

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