Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 3rd February 2019
Despite the grey-sky forecast the sun shone brightly on Great Western Railway Manor Class 4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor as pulls away from Rothley with the 11.20 from Loughborough. At this point the engine is on the 1 in 176 gradient while the coaches are stil…
Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 18th November 2018
The day is done and the fireman of British Railways Standard 5 4-6-0 73156 is about to open the smokebox door to clear out the char as part of the disposal procedure. Alongside is 9F 2-10-0 92214 also being disposed after a day out on the Last Hurrah week…
Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 22nd May 2016
Two freight trains pass on the southern approach to Loughborough station. We are on British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 with a Down freight heading for the Loop. Meanwhile in the Up Through Loop Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 45305 waits with a minerals trai…
Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 10th March 2018
The fireman’s duties are not all about shovelling coal. When the engine - in this case BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 - has dropped onto its coaches in the platform it needs hooking up and this is arguably the most physically demanding part of the job.
Great Central Railway Thurcaston Leicestershire 10th March 2018
Feeding the Beast......... British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 gets another round of coal in its firebox. With Rory driving and me firing I could tell Cliff was getting itchy so let him have the shovel up the hill from Rothley.