Vol. 57: Mainline 2012, LMS Locomotives


  • Black Fives 44871, 44932, 45305 & 45407 – on the Settle-Carlise line, in Wiltshire and on the Central Wales line.
  • 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland – on her mainline test, between Derby and York and on Shap.
  • 6201 Princess Elizabeth – climbing the Lickey Incline, hauling the Jubilee Thames Pageant express and Christmas tours in the south.
  • Pannier tanks 9600 & L94 – banking 6201 on the Lickey Incline.

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Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc


Black Fives

Jan 28, The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express
44871 & 45407: Manchester-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Manchester
Bay Horse; Greenholme; Shap Wells; Mallerstang Common; Ais Gill

Mar 11, The Bath & Bristol
44932: Waterloo-Wimbledon-Salisbury-Bristol
Stockton; Upton Scudamore

May 12, The Central Wales Explorer
44871 & 45407: Newport-Llandrindod-Shrewsbury
Miskin; Llanharan; Cynghordy; Sugarloaf (2 locations); Llanbister Rd (3 locations)

Aug 20, The Mersey Moorlander
45305: Preston-Settle-Carlisle-Shap-Preston
Houghton; Selside Shaw

Aug 22, The Fellsman
45305: Lancaster-Preston-Settle-Carlisle & return
Selside; Birkett Common; Langho

46233 Duchess Of Sutherland

Mar 29, The Night Owl (test run)
Derby-Crewe-Derby: Derby; Willington

Apr 21, The Yorkshire Coronation
Derby-Scarborough-Derby: Chesterfield; Sheffield; Swinton; York
(+ Aug 31, Scarborough Spa Express: River Ouse bridge, York)

May 26, The Citadel Express
Crewe-Shap-Carlisle and return: Bay Horse; Galgate; Shap Wells; Great Strickland; Shap.

6201 Princess Elizabeth

Mar 24, The Double Lickey Banker
Solihul-Oxford-Bristol-Bromsgrove-Saltley-Dorridge: Heyford; Uffington; Narroways Junction, Bristol; Standish Junction; Lickey Incline (4 locations). Banked by pannier tanks 9600 & L94

Jun 3, The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Solihul-Reading-Staines-Kensington & return: Tackley; Culham

Jul 1, The Shakespeare Express
Birmingham-Stratford & return: Bishopton, leaving Stratford.

Nov 30, light engine move
Tyseley-Oxford-Southall: Enslow Wharf

Dec 1, The Worcester Anniversary Christmas Fayre
Paddington-Oxford-Worcester-Kemble-Paddington: Gatehampton, nr Goring; Shipton Under Wychwood; Broad Campden; Cholsey.

Dec 4, The Cathedrals Express
Slough-Oxford-Nuneaton-Chester: South Stoke; Upper Heyford; Claydon; Grendon.



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