5690 'Leander'

Leander was visiting from the East Lancashire Railway for the Bluebell's autumn Giants of Steam event.  I could not make it to the event itself, but fortunately Leander remained on the railway for a further month and steamed at weekends.  I finally caught up with her on Remembrance Sunday, 14th November 2004.

5690 'Leander'

Heading up the headshunt at Kingscote, towards the extension.

Running back down to her train.

Driver and fireman at Kingscote.

Putting on the headlamps prior to departure.

Ready for departure from Kingscote.

The footplate crew in the cab.

All set to head south to Horsted Keynes.

Preparing to take on water at Sheffield Park.

Filling the tender tank.

Trying not to get wet!

The poppy wreath carried by the locomotive.

Ready to head north.

Departing for Horsted Keynes and Kingscote.

Heading over the bridge just north of the station.

Backing down onto her train at Sheffield Park.

Last trip of the day for Leander, awaiting departure at Sheffield Park.

The poppies on the smokebox door.

Last journey up the line for the day.

17th November 2004