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Steam locomotive 45231 Sherwood Forester
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No: 7011   Contributor: Graham Willey   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: England
Steam locomotive 45231 Sherwood Forester

The Sherwood Forester leaving York Station with the Scarborough Spar Express. August 2007
Picture added on 17 June 2009 at 19:07
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This picture, great shot by the way, had me puzzled for a minute, 45231 is a Black 5, and the name plate, " Sherwood Forester " came off a Royal Scot number 46112, just for the record.
Ex " Thames - Clyde - Express " Fireman L.M.S.Rly.Co.

Added by George Peacock on 15 August 2009.
Hi George,
There is a subtle difference in that 45231 is "The Sherwood Forester".
I believe it was named by the Great Central railway people not too long ago.
I used to watch the "Thames Clyde Express" in Sheffield nearly 60 years ago!!!

Added by John Southall on 17 August 2009.
Hi John, Mea culpa on that one !!, the photographer missed out "THE " and I took it at face value, went through Sheffield 1948 era many times with the T.C.E., Waverley, and Devonian, of course we had Jubilees South of Leeds, and Royal Scots were only permitted on the Northern Sectors at that time, got stuck in Dore and Totley Tunnel one, on a "Gresey Rail ", not much fun, with me on the ground chucking dirt under the wheels, " Sanders didn't work " !!, may well have been me on some of the sightings you coped at Sheffield.
Regards George.

Added by George Peacock on 18 August 2009.
Saw this engine on the back of a low-loader on the M1 travelling south near Luton Tuesday 30th March 2010! Where was it going?

Added by Geoff Lokey of Luton on 30 March 2010.
I don't think she is going to a Heritage Railway but, as she is mainline registered, she could be going to Southall on stand-by loco duties.

Added by John Southall on 30 March 2010.
I saw this engine at Mallaig around 2pm 17june2010 she was heading what looked like a special with maroon coaches.

Added by George Vaughan on 19 June 2010.
Hello George,
She is sharing The Jacobite duties with 62005.
This is the regular trip from Fort William to Mallaig on most days during the summer until October.

Added by John Southall on 20 June 2010.
46112 was 'Unamed' in both my Summer '62 and Spring '63 Ian Allan abc Combinations. When did the 46112 acquire its name?
I note she was named when she crashed at Woodhouse Junction on the 10th March 1964.Later that year in September she was scrapped.

Added by Stu Eadie on 03 August 2010.
46112 was named "Sherwood Forester" when built in 1927, along with most of the rest of this class, which were also named after army regiments. My 1948 Ian Allan Combined Edition shows this.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 03 August 2010.
Don't know how this could have happened but in my 55/56 combined 46112 is already named.


Added by John Southall on 03 August 2010.
The Loco was first renamed for The 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters at Loughborough by VIPs and The CO of the then Battalion. I was not serving then. The Loco's title has since been shortened to a more manageable name.
The CO is now retired but still keeps an eye on developments. The Regimental title is shortened to "WFR", and our Battalion to "3WFR". All are now part of the Mercian Regimental Family.

I am not a ferequinologist (?). I was brought up within the sound of the Alton to Waterloo Southern Region Electric Units. Steam was a rare event there and I somehow preferred buses.

2nd Battalion The Mercian Regt (Worcesters & Foresters) has had two tours in Afghanistan now and is due back again. Our Regimental memorial is at Crich Derbyshire, right next to the Tramway museum.

Paul Hallett
Secretary, The 3WFR (Old Comrades) Association
Any first contact through the Regimental website please.

Added by Paul Hallett on 03 August 2010.
All our good wishes go with the boys and girls.
They are doing a fabulous job in trying and difficult conditions.
We think about them and all the others involved out there every day.

Janet and John Southall

Added by John Southall on 04 August 2010.
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