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Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 45305
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No: 10656   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Armstrong Whitworth   Country: England
Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 45305

Photographed at the Great Central Railway shed yard, Loughborough, on 16 March 2011.
Built by Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1936 - Works No 1360, as part of a batch of 326 – the largest batch ever built by a British company.
45305 survived in service until the end of steam in August 1968, and was withdrawn from Lostock Hall. Upon withdrawal she was bought for scrap by Mr A E Draper of Albert Drapers & Sons Ltd. Mr Draper decided to restore her as a memorial to the age of steam.
In 1984, 5305 was named ‘Alderman A E Draper’ by Mr Bill Tong, the then Mayor of Hedon. Mr A E Draper was mayor of Hedon on two occasions, and the Hedon coat of arms is mounted on the name plates, although they are not seen in this photograph.
The first seven-year overhaul took place between 1985 and 1987, and 5305 wore the 1940’s livery during this period of work. 5305 was withdrawn again in December 1994 on the expiry of the boiler certificate and returned to steam in Autumn 2003 in BR Lined Black and numbered as 45305.
Picture added on 27 March 2011 at 22:15
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Great Central Railway, Loughborough, England
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Correction: build date 1937.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 30 August 2011.
Has been in the Northwest this summer on main line duty.I have been pulled by it a few times, one was up the west coast maim line to Carlisle and it was down to 20mph over shap summit.

Added by Dave Price on 31 August 2011.
On 25 April 2013 the low loader carrying 45305 collided with a set of traffic lights in Keighley town centre, and also ripped one of the cast iron Midland Railway gates out of its foundations at the entrance to nearby Ingrow station. The locomotive was being moved from the KWVR to Ilford for tyre turning, in preparation for the KWVR summer season.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 01 June 2013.
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