61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

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TimBrown
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61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

Post by TimBrown » 15:51 Saturday 30th March 2019

Steam in Worcester today. Gresley designed Class 5 mixed traffic B1 locomotive was built by North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow and entered service in 1948 with British Railways Eastern Region. It was withdrawn 09/67 and immediately acquired for preservation, named 'Mayflower' and subsequently used on many main line charters. A complete overhaul was completed earlier this year and it looked and sounded in fine fettle today.

Bringing up the rear is 33025 a Type 3 diesel electric locomotive built by Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in 02/61 as D6543 for Southern Region of British railways and renumbered 33025 in 12/73. It has an 8 cylinder 1,550 BHP Sulzer 8LDA28 engine and Crompton main generator and traction motors giving a maximum allowed speed of 85 MPH. It is now owned by West Coast Railways and based at Carnforth.
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TimBrown
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Re: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

Post by TimBrown » 19:01 Saturday 30th March 2019

And this shot taken at 5-45 pm today, near the site of long since demolished Fernhill Heath station, of the train returning to London Euston via Kidderminster and Walsall - steam with diesel assistance!
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chason
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Re: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

Post by chason » 09:22 Sunday 31st March 2019

Thanks, Tim - some excellent photos of a loco quite rare to our area.

TimBrown
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Re: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

Post by TimBrown » 09:23 Sunday 31st March 2019

Spot the error!
Mr Gresley wasn't the designer of B1 class of locomotive, the man responsible was Mr Edward Thompson my apologies to all.

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Re: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

Post by MattW » 13:46 Sunday 31st March 2019

Beautiful Tim. I've not seen that one here before - I didn't realise it wasn't named until it was preserved either..

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