'Steam Gala 2006'
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Black 5 on a Last Train re-enactment at the Great Central Railway in 2006.
The black 5 has had its number coved up and the locomotive made to look dirty just for this weekend. It does not quite look right, but you cannot not clean your engines for a year and run them with leaking pipes like they did in BR days, and leave them in a working steam shed to get realy dirty. Some one who never been to steam railway be for though it needed a good clean, and it was a pity they had not got time to clean it!
The Black 5 light engine at Loughborough in 2006
Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific had been re-named and numbered as Merchant Navy class 35030 Elder Dempster Lines for this event.
The real Merchant Navy class 35030 Elder Dempster Lines had been Scrapped at J. Buttigieg at Newport in 1968.
Merchant Navy class 35030 Elder Dempster Lines At Loughborough GCR station in 2006
Merchant Navy class 35030 Elder Dempster Lines in Loughborough GCR station
Merchant Navy class 35030 Elder Dempster Lines at Loughborough GCR station in 2006
Pages on the Great Central Railway 2006
The Great Central Railway runs from Loughborough to Leicester North station close to the Leicester outer ring road. There are stations at Rothey and at Quorn & Woodhouse. The head quarters of the railway is at Loughborough were the engine shed is and the main shop ect. The railway has a large collection of steam and diesel engines
This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is on railways but it is not just on trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.