Loco's from the GCR fleet were used for this gala along with visiting locos No 8624 the red 8f and GW Small Prairie No 5542. Unfortunately the loco I wanted to see 48305, was withdrawn with fire grate problems after Saturdays appearance for fear of causing lineside fires. The replacement was a class 47 Diesel Sparrowhawk. The DMU ran shuttles from Loughborough to Quorn with Just one run to Rothley.
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Keywords:Jinty, Mail drop, N2, Pitchford hall, Quorn and Woodhouse, Sparrowhawk, Swithland, loughborough
Great pictures as always Rick.I could'nt get to this one as I was up in the North East photographing industrial steam.Keep up the good work
Thanks Rick for good clear pictures,looked perfect weather, due to family commitments and an appointment in Coventry I was unable to get to rail by mail.Had I made it, I would have been very dissapointed as you I'm sure you were with 48305 out of service. 48305 is a favourite of mine from BR days.