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.

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

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