Catching a lucky patch of sun, class O4/1 ROD passes Kinchley Lane on the Great Central Railway with a service for Leicester during the winter gala.
Ex GCR class 8K (LNER and BR class O4/1) 63601 accelerates south out of Quorn as sunset approaches with a service for Leicester during the Great Central Railways winter gala
The O4 class was a heavy freight locomotive designed for the Great Central Railway in 1911. 70 were built at Gorton Locomotive Works in Manchester. The design was subsequently adopted by the Briti... (more)
63601 waiting its next duty outside the Great central railway workshop.
Robinson 04 heads a loose coupled demonstration freight at the 2007 Great Central Railway winter gala.
Locos. of the O4 class saw service in Europe during both World Wars, but in Britain are remembered mostly for their many years of freight haulage on the Great Central Railway, for which they were ... (more)
Hopefully complementing the previous posting, is this a gentle view of the '8K/O4' with arguably the best rake of preserved wagons in Britain, the 'windcutter' set. She is being expertly driven, w... (more)
John Robinson, CME of the GCR is justly famous, for his '8K' class of freight 2-8-0's (LNER class 04). In addition to the GCR’s requirements, many more were built for the ROD (Railway Operating De... (more)
A 2-8-0 steam loco nick-named 'Donald' just arrived after an excursion ride.
A 2-8-0 steam loco ready to pull out of the station for an excursion ride.