‘K1’ joins Stanier pair for ‘Jacobite’ summer season

‘K1’ joins Stanier pair for ‘Jacobite’ summer season

APRIL 19 saw the start of the 2019 operating season for West Coast Railways’ ‘Jacobite’ trains. 

Two of Ian Riley’s Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0s moved north from Carnforth to Fort William on April 16, with No. 45407 having the honour of hauling the first train three days later. 

Beautiful spring sunshine illuminates the scene as ‘5MT’ 4-6-0 No. 45212 crosses the River Lochy at Inverlochy with the 10.15 ‘Jacobite’ from Fort William to Mallaig on May 14. EDWARD DYER

No. 45212 is the other ex-LMS 4-6-0 allocated to the Fort William pool for the summer, and they were joined in May by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group’s ‘K1′ No. 62005. 

Read more in the June 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!


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