LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 44871 'The Cheshireman'
LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 44871 working 1Z31 'The Cheshireman', a steam rail tour from Cleethorpes to Chester on April 2, 2011. The tour was originally supposed to run with SR Light Pacific 4-6-2 34067 Tangmere at the helm, but unfortunately was unavailable due to a failure prior to the tour taking place.
44871 is seen here passing Hob Lane 2 minutes early, about 2 miles out of Helsby, heading towards Chester.
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Printed in the Liverpool Echo on April 5, 2011.