STANIER ‘Black Five’ No. 45305 Alderman A E Draper made its return to traffic at the Great Central Railway’s (GCR) Last Hurrah of the Season mini-gala on November 16-17. The 5305 Locomotive Association 4-6-0 had spent several months on the side lines having been taken out of traffic earlier in the year for a programme…
THE Great Central Railway’s winter steam gala has for many years built up an enviable reputation for being the ‘first big event’ of the heritage calendar. The sector traditionally follows the example set by nature and goes to sleep in the weeks following the festive season, giving a breathing space for locomotive, stock and infrastructure…
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