CLASS Forty Appeal’s Class 40 No. 40012 (D212) is now back home at the Midland Railway-Butterley after a five-year absence.
It is seen at Swanwick Junction on November 25, having arrived from the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) three days earlier.
The transfer was made by rail, hauled by sister No. 40145 on 5Z40, the 08.32 Bury-Butterley.
No. 40012 originally arrived at the MR-B in March 1989, and following restoration, made its first public run in preservation on July 17, 1993.
Further major attention was required 10 years later, and it was moved to Barrow Hill in June 2013.
With nearly £40,000 spent on the work, it was ready to attend the ELR’s 40s at 60 event on April 13-15. Picture: STEVE DONALD
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