SINCE its overhaul was completed two months ago, LMS 4-6-2 No. 6201
Princess Elizabeth has experienced several incidents which have impacted on its trains.
Firstly, when running light from Tyseley to Derby as a stand-in engine for Princess Coronation Pacific No. 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, ‘Lizzie’ ran a warm right-hand bogie wheelset, which meant that instead of going to Derby, the Stanier 4-6-2 made for Butterley’s West Shed for examination.
Having been declared fit to run, ‘Lizzie’ eventually made its main line debut working a ‘Cathedrals Express’ from Victoria to Bishops Lydeard on the West Somerset Railway on Tuesday, August 23.
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Despite having run in fine fashion, the trip was not without incident, through no fault of the locomotive.
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