Steam locomotives set to celebrate 50 years since The Fifteen Guinea Special on British Rail

This weekend is the 50th Anniversary since the last steam special on British Rail, this being 1T57 ‘The Fifteen Guinea Special’, and various steam locomotives will be in operation throughout the weekend to celebrate this.

At the Severn Valley Railway, LMS Black 5 No. 45110 can be found at Kidderminster Station.

No. 45110 hauled the Fifteen Guinea Special from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria.

The locomotive was a replacement for 45305 which had failed with a collapsed brick arch. The locomotive also hauled the return Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street.

At the Great Central Railway, BR Britannia No. 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ can be found in action at the End of BR Steam Gala. During the event, the Britannia will be running many recreations of the 1T57 train between Loughborough and Leicester North. Steam locomotives set to celebrate 50 years since The Fifteen Guinea Special on British Rail

 

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