Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 25th June 2012
Another shot of Gren emptying the char from the smokebox of Great Central Railway 8K / LNER O4 2-8-0 63601. I wheeled two full barrowloads away. She was finally taken out of service yesterday & it will be a while before she accumulates any more. Rumour has it that she is in the line for restoration after 48305 & 6990.
The last time she was withdrawn was in 1963 when British Railways laid her aside at Frodingham shed in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. It took almost 40 years to get round to steaming her again. Hopefully it won't take as long next time!