Vol 38: Main Line 2009 – LMS Locomotives

Six LMS-designed locomotives, and one LMS-inspired one, at work in and around their home region:

  • Black Fives 54507 & 45231
  • Royal Scot class 46115 Scots Guardsman
  • Princess Royal class 6201 Princess Elizabeth
  • Princess Coronation class 6233 Duchess of Sutherland
  • Jubilee class 5690 Leander
  • BR Standard Class 4 76079

Available on Blu-ray or DVD.

YouTube clip: The Tin Bath

Almost of all this footage of LMS locomotives in 2009 was shot on former LMS metals. The only exception was part of 46115’s private charter from Kings Lynn to Nottingham, which worked over GE and GN lines from Kings Lynn to the outskirts of Nottingham and from Peterborough back to Kings Lynn. (The more direct Midland & Great Northern Joint has long since closed.) The shots of the Duchess near York, on a Scarborough Flyer, are on a former Midland & North Eastern Joint route, and though Penistone was served by three Great Central lines, the line to Huddersfield, over the magnificent viaduct, was built by the L&Y.

(1 hour 29 mins)


45407+76079 (12:45)

29-Mar The Tin Bath (Manchester-Chinley-Sheffield-Barnsley-Pensitone-Huddersfield-Hebden Bridge-Manchester) Furness Vale; Chinley; Penistone; Gauxholme.

46115 Scots Guardsman (8:54)

21Mar Private Charter (Kings Lynn-Grantham-Nottingham-Melton Mowbray-Stamford-Kings Lynn) Whittlesea; Essendine; Frisby On The Wreak; Wissendine.

14-Jul Railway Children charter (Manchester-Huddersfield-Copy Pit-Blackburn-Bolton-Manchester) Miles Platting, Manchester; Portsmouth; Farnworth

Conwy Valley (15:47)

2-May 45231+45407 The Welsh Mountaineer (Llandudno-Blaenau Ffestiniog-Llandudno Jc-Crewe) Llandudno Jc; Roman Bridge.

5-Aug & 26-Aug 45231 The Welsh Mountaineer (Preston-Warrington-Crewe-Llandudno Jc-Blaenau Ffestiniog and return) Roman Bridge (2 locations); Dolwyddelan; Blaenau Ffestiniog; Glodfa Ganol; Tal-y-Cafn; Llandudno Jc.

6201 Princess Elizabeth (18:16)

16-Aug The North Wales Coast Express (Liverpool-Chester-Holyhead and return) Llanddulas; Valley; Stanley Embankment.

22-Aug The Cumbrian Mountain Express (Liverpool-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Wigan-Liverpool) Greenholme; Ais Gill; Farington Junction.

29-Aug The Cumbrian Mountain Express (Crewe-Bolton-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Bolton-Manchester-Crewe) Shap Wells; Crosby Garrett.

6233 Duchess Of Hamilton (14:17)

21-Aug The Scarborough Flyer (Crewe-Stockport-York-Scarborough and return) Mossley; Bolton Percy; Colton Junction; Slaithwaite.

23-Aug The North Wales Coast Express (Liverpool-Chester-Holyhead and return) Moore; Abergele; Conwy Morfa; Conwy; Valley; Llangaffo; Abergwyngregyn.

5690 Leander (8:26)

17-Oct The Cumbrian Fellsman (Hellifield-Carlisle-Shap-Carnforth) Selside; Shap.

45231+45407 (10:04)

18-Oct The Tin Bath Extra (Manchester-Hathersage-Sheffield-Barnsley-Huddersfield-Bolton-Manchester) Chinley; Penistone; Copy Pit.


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