Last Saturday saw a historic day at Quorn on the Great Central Railway when the newly installed turntable, ex LNER York Queen Street, was used "officially" for the first time. The B.R.Standard Class 2, 78019, was the engine used for the opening ceremony, which was performed by our local MP, Nikki Morgan, although sadly it was raining quite heavily at the time and she, we, and our cameras, got quite wet.
Later on the now famous red 8F, 8624, went on to the turntable, however a few fine adjustments need to be made to the equipment so the 8F kept its pony truck bogie at the front end firmly on the surround of the pit in order that the balance of the table wasn't disturbed.
It was at this point of the day that I was pleased to be joined by Les Auld who had also been watching the proceedings, and also watching the Travelling Post Office trainset do a demonstration drop at the mail exchange equipment nearby.
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