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60103 Flying Scotsman

60103

Built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of H.N. Gresley, it was employed on long-distance express trains on the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named.

Black Five 45212

Black

45212 is one of 842 'Black Fives', as they became affectionately known, built for the London Midland and Scottish Railway. It is one 18 members of the class to survive into preservation.

British India Line 35018

British

35018 British India Line was one of the first batch of twenty SR Merchant Navy Class steam locomotives to be built by the Southern Railway in 1945.

Diesel-Hauled

Diesel-Hauled

The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction. A total of 512 Class 47s were built at Crewe Works and Brush's Falcon Works, Loughborough between 1962 and 1968, which made them the most numerous class of British mainline diesel locomotive.

Duchess of Sutherland

Duchess

Built in 1938 in Crewe Works as a high speed express passenger locomotive, 46233 hauled passenger services such as 'The Royal Scot' and 'The Mid-Day Scot' between London Euston and Glasgow Central as well as other expresses to Liverpool.

Galatea

Galatea

LMS Jubilee Class 45699 Galatea was built at Crewe in April 1936. The engine was named Galatea after HMS Galatea, which in turn was named after the Galatea of mythology, the Goddess of Calm Seas. After nationalisation in 1948, it was renumbered 45699 by British Railways.

Leander

Leander

She was rescued in 1972 and restored into operation. Pictured here in LMS Crimson Lake livery, she returned into operation in October 2014 after spending 18 months being lovingly restored and now runs in British Railways Black Livery.

Mayflower

Mayflower

The B1's were designed as mixed traffic locomotives capable of hauling express passenger trains as well as freight traffic. As powerful, go anywhere engines, the B1's worked across most of the UK rail network from East Anglia to Scotland.

Northern Steam Locomotive Pool

Northern

This pool of locomotives normally includes 46115 Scots Guardsman, 45699 Galatea, 45690 Leander, 35018 British India Line and Stanier 8F 48151 but may vary throughout the year.

Princess Elizabeth

Princess

She was built for the London, Midland & Scottish (LMS) Railway and was named after the young Princess Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth II.

Stanier 8F 48151

Stanier

The London Midland and Scottish Railway's 8F class were originally designed for hauling heavy freight in response to a shortage of powerful freight engines on the LMS. Such was the success of the design, that on the outbreak of the Second World War, the 8F class was chosen as the country's standard freight locomotive design.

Stanier Black Five

Stanier

The first class 5 locomotive was built for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway in 1934 to the design of Sir William Stanier. The new locomotives when built left the railway works in the standard mixed traffic black livery which soon earned them the nickname "Black Fives" for which they are still affectionately referred to today. The locomotives were capable of handling both express passenger and freight trains and were spread far and wide across the UK railway system. By the time the last Black Five was built in 1951, the class numbered 842 locomotives; one of the most numerous classes of British steam locomotives ever built.

Union of South Africa

Union

It was named after the then newly-formed Union of South Africa, although it had previously been allocated the name "Osprey" on 17 April 1937, when it came out of the paint shop on 29 June. "Osprey" name plates were fitted to the locomotive during the 1980s and early 1990s due to the politics of the time. Its name has since reverted to Union of South Africa. The works number of Union of South Africa was 1853; the plaques are located in the cab itself and not on the exterior cab sides as is the usual practice.