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The real 48305!

Great Central Railway GR8 Escape GCR Steam Gala 2011: 48305 at Loughborough Central. Ex BR 48305 is ex LMS 8305 is another of the three Stanier 8F 2-8-0 freight locomotives and was built at Crewe Locomotive Works in 1943.

Technical detail specifications of locomotive 48305/8305: Boiler pressure of 48305/8305: 225 lbf/sq.in., Weight of 48305/8305: loco 72.1 tons, tender 53.7  tons, Wheel diameter of 48305/8305: 3' 3'', 4' 8", Valve gear of 48305/8305: Walschaerts piston valves, Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of 48305/8305: 18" x 28" (O), Tractive effort of 48305/8305: 32440 lbf., BR Power classification of 48305/8305: Class 8F

 

Great Central Railway GR8 Escape GCR Steam Gala 2011: Stanier 2-8-0 48305 waits as Jinty 47406 departs from Loughborough Central with a passenger train for Leicester North

 

Great Central Railway Winter Gala: The real 48305 lets off steam at Loughborough Station

 

Great Central Railway Winter Gala: Loughborough 'Great Central' Station

 

 

Great Central Railway Winter Gala:

The loco has to loop around to travel north with the return train to Loughborough. The above locomotive is actually Stanier 8F 2-8-0 number 48305 (was LMS 8305) built at Crewe Locomotive Works in 1943.

 It was repainted-renumbered as 48773 for a GCR gala event (to represent the last numbered in the class?).

Great Central Railway Winter Gala: The real Class 8F heavy freight locomotive 48773 was built by the North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow, Scotland in 1940.

48773 was ex LMS 8233, ex WD 307 and served overseas in the War Department and became Persian Railways 41.109. Its WD number was 70307 in 1944 and 500 in 1952.

 

Great Central Railway Winter Gala: Ex BR freight 2-8-0 48773 (actually 48305) locomotive brings a train from Loughborough into Leicester North Station.

 

Great Central Railway Winter Gala 2009: 48773/48305 waiting to depart from Leicester North.

 

Great Central Railway Winter Gala: The cab and crew of 48773/48305.

 

Great Central Railway Winter Gala 2009: The 2-8-0 wheel arrangement of freight locomotive 48773/48305 but much engaged on hauling passenger trains these days.

 

The boiler of Stanier 8F 2-8-0 freight locomotive 48305, outside the workshops of the GCR at Loughborough (date ?)

 

The boiler & smoke box and frames of 48305 (Loughborough Sept. 2017). Obviously 48305 is undergoing a major overhaul in 2017.


 

See also

BR 48151 LMS 8151 Locomotive LMS/BR Stanier 8F 2-8-0 heavy freight engine

BR 48431 LMS 8431 Locomotive LMS/BR Stanier 8F 2-8-0 heavy freight engine

BR 48624 LMS 8624 Locomotive LMS/BR Stanier 8F 2-8-0 freight engine

 

Stanier 8F 2-8-0 freight locomotives in the 1960s

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