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About this eventJoin us for an evening of photography at the Great Central Railway featuring 3F Jinty No.47406 on one of its last steamings prior to withdrawal for overhaul. Our event will begin around 16.45 and will continue until after dark with a mixture of natural light scenes and, later on, cameos lit by LED lighting.
At this time of the year it should be light until circa 20.15 hours. As evening turns to dusk, we will enhance scenes using our LED lighting which will give us more opportunities after dark up until our estimated finishing time of 21.30 hours. We will have use of No.47406 from 17.30 until 21.00 and we will be able to shunt wagons around the yard, pose the loco with a steam roller and set up many other scenes before the engine returns to shed at Loughborough. Expect lots of cameo scenes using many of the trappings one would have seen in railway goods yards up until the early 1960s with uniformed working staff loading and unloading wagons, shunting and generally making themselves busy around the yard.
Jinties would have been seen around stations and goods yards throughout the London Midland Region with 47406 spending over thirty years based at Carnforth. Its final BR shed was Liverpool Edge Hill from where it was eventually withdrawn in December 1967. The locomotive is privately owned by Roger Hibbert and we would like to thank both the owner and the Great Central Railway for the opportunity to use the engine for this event.
The charter will be helping to raise funds for the Quorn Wagon & Wagon Group and will assist the restoration and maintenance of wagons which are used on our charters. The event is limited to a maximum of thirty photographers. It is a different kind of event to those we have previously held at the GCR and will present many opportunities to capture scenes reminiscent of the British steam era. Representing one of the final chances to photograph 47406 in steam prior to withdrawal, we hope you will wish to join us for what promises to be an excellent evening.
- Spare batteries
- All levels welcome
- Sturdy outdoor shoes
- Warm clothing
- Wet weather gear