Great Central Railway Loughborough 16th March 2008
The view forwards from the driver's window of LMS 8F 2-8-0 48305 as we waited to come off shed at Loughborough during last weekend's 1960s Gala.
The reason for our wait can be seen taking water at the station tank in the distance - Southern Railway King Arthur 4-6-0 30777 Sir Lamiel.
Unfortunately because of the failure of Class 31 diesel D5830 we were even later because we were tasked with towing it back "dead" on shed. Recreating the 1960s experience indeed!