LMS Black 5 No. 45305 ‘Alderman A E Draper’ climbs past Woodthorpe. Photo credit: Graham Nuttall.

LMS Black 5 No. 45305 set for Great Central gala

LMS Black 5 45305 'Alderman A E Draper' climbs past Woodthorpe
LMS Black 5 No. 45305 ‘Alderman A E Draper’ climbs past Woodthorpe. Photo credit: Graham Nuttall.

Great Central Railway has announced that LMS Black 5 No. 45305 will return to steam at their Last Hurrah gala on November 16.

The Black 5 has been in the workshop recently undergoing various pieces of work, which includes work on the boiler, a new brick arch and a new smokebox door.

Great Central Railway announced on their Facebook page: “We’re delighted to report that Stanier Class 5 45305 is now expected to appear in our Last Hurrah of the season gala event on 16th and 17th November 2019.

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“The popular loco is returning following repairs and will appear subject to completion of testing.”

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