(photo Danny Young)
The LWR staged its very first 3 day gala over the 2010 Easter weekend with 4 locos in steam.The official opening of
North Thoresby station was also performed by Ffestiniog Railway director Mike Hart OBE on Saturday 3/4/10.
Ex Manchester Ship Canal 0-6-0 Hudswell Clark loco no. 70 leaves Ludborough on 3rd April...
...with a four coach train to North Thoresby.
The above service, having changed locos at North Thoresby, is seen returning to Ludborough hauled now
by GWR 6430, passing Ludborough up distant signal.
0-4-0 "Millom" (based at Quainton Rd.) double heads with 0-4-0 Peckett 1438 (based at Appleby Frodingham RPS)
seen midway between Ludborough & North Thoresby.
"Millom" and Peckett 1438 bring a mid morning train past North Thoresby down distant signal towards the station.
Once in the station the North Thoresby signalman allows MSC no 70 out of the siding to couple onto rear of incoming train
for the return journey to Ludborough. Locos could be watered in siding from black tank wagon and portable pump.
No. 6430, a GWR pannier tank loco from Llangollen Railway, heads northwards with the 1745 departure from Ludborough.
The driver of 6430 hands the single line token to the North Thoresby signalman...
..and the passes North Thoresby ground frame cabin to enter the station.
Ex MSC no. 70 enters North Thoresby station with a well packed train on Sat 3/4/10.
6430 stands outside Ludborough shed, taking water between duties, on Easter Monday 5th April 2010.