Ex LMS Class 3F “Jinty” No.47406 heads north to Loughborough with the “Windcutter” rake of mineral wagons.
In British Railways days there were unfitted mineral trains run at express freight speed, locally known as "the Annesley Cutters" or "Windcutters". These ran from Annesley, a collection yard for the collieries of Nottinghamshire served by the ex Great Central Railway to Woodford Halse and then to major destinations across England. Those days have been recreated on the preserved Great Central Railway using over 30 of these wagons purchased in 1992 by readers of Steam Railway magazine.
Photographed at Quorn on the Great Central Railway, 28th.January, 2012.
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