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Stanier designed "Black Five" 4-6-0 engine, No. 45231 "The Sherwood Forester" runs past Apsley station in Hertfordshire with just its' support coach for company.

The engine was en route from Carnforth to London prior to hauling the "Dorset Coast Express" from London to Weymouth on 28th August.

These engines were the mainstay of mixed traffic operations on the London Midland and Scottish railway and, in all, some 842 examples were built.
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Aug 29 2013 18:07 GMT bandsix
Lovely shot....
Aug 29 2013 19:58 GMT biggles
Thanks Bandsix. I had to rush to get this as it was running early. Was all set up to get to the station in good time but traffic was bad...as I was walking down the platform the engine appeared.
Aug 30 2013 00:58 GMT MargNZ
I like the Sherwood Forester :)
Aug 30 2013 06:17 GMT biggles
Me too Marg, lovely engines the old Class 5s. Thanks for the comment.
Sep 16 2013 15:22 GMT SpiderScience
Perfect :D
Dec 19 2013 23:47 GMT simonwilshaw
I would love to take my 4 year old son on one of these, Do they run this service all year?
Dec 20 2013 07:27 GMT biggles
HI Simon,
This was on the actual main line, not a preserved railway.

There are stacks of lines now across the country...whereabouts are you? Bound to be a thriving preserved line not too far away.
Dec 20 2013 11:41 GMT simonwilshaw
Hi Biggles,thank you for your reply. We are in London.
Dec 22 2013 22:19 GMT biggles
Then your nearest bet is the Epping and Ongar Rly in Essex. Its at the end of the Central Line. Gets very good press for a "new" railway. They have a couple of pretty big engines there.
Jun 09 2014 17:23 GMT gtc126
Sensational Steam Engine!!!!!! I love Trains Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 09 2014 19:31 GMT biggles
Cheers GTC