HEAVYFREIGHT 2-8-0 No. 48624 was withdrawn from service at the Great Central Railway (GCR) at the end of July pending its next 10-yearly overhaul.
The Stanier ‘8F’ has been a stalwart member of the GCR steam fleet, and on June 26 took part in a special ‘8Fs’ charter organised by Timeline Events, and also featuring classmate No. 48305.
The latter locomotive returned from overhaul just a few months ago, and will take No. 48624’s place in the GCR’s operating fleet.
The two locos are seen passing at Kinchley Lane during the Timeline charter. PETER ZABEK
Read more News and Features in the August 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- Travel warning across North West as Storm Christoph hits UK - 19th January 2021
- Eurostar: Government urged not to let firm ‘fall between cracks’ - 18th January 2021
- Rail staff recognised for rescuing vulnerable people - 18th January 2021