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Stanier Black Five

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Stanier Black Five

Black Fives were known as ?do-anything and go-anywhere? locomotives

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.

Today, 18 Black Fives survived into preservation with several examples still working on the mainline railway today.

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the steam hauled sections of the trip listed, it cannot be guaranteed and may be substituted for a different engine.

London to Blenheim Palace at Christmas, Cheltenham Christmas Market & Worcester
Wednesday 12th December 2018

  • Departs: Wednesday 12th December 2018
  • From: London Victoria , Hounslow , Staines , Bracknell , Reading
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp

Ashford & Kent to Carols in Alresford & Winchester Christmas Market
Friday 14th December 2018

  • Departs: Friday 14th December 2018
  • From: Ashford International (Kent) , Charing , Maidstone East , Borough Green & Wrotham , Bromley South , Kensington Olympia
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp

The Watercress Line to Carols in Sherborne Abbey
Monday 17th December 2018

  • Departs: Monday 17th December 2018
  • From: Alresford , Alton , Farnham , Aldershot , Guildford , Petersfield , Salisbury
Adult from £119pp
Child from £101pp

White Cliffs Lunchtime Tour
Friday 21st December 2018

  • Departs: Friday 21st December 2018
  • From: London Victoria , Bromley South
Adult from £89pp
Child from £76pp