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.
Great Central Railway Quorn Leicestershire 3rd November 2017
The GCR bonfire was still burning but the fireworks were finished and we returned to Loughborough on the Class 101 diesel multiple unit. It is seen in Quorn station platform 2. The train on the right was for Leicester North.
Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 21st June 2017
Ex-Nuneaton engine shed one and all. Driver Fred and Fireman John were both firemen at Nuneaton in the early 1960s and British Railways Standard 2 2-6-0 78018 spent a short period on the shed (albeit never actually steaming!) in 1966. Here they are all ta…