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Sunday, 20 November 2011

History is made as first steam train runs on restored Mountsorrel Railway

On November 17th 2011 LMS "Jinty", BR no. 47406, became the first steam loco to run on the GCR branch of the Mountsorrel Railway in over 50 years!

The branch took part in a Russ Hillier private photo charter that involved the Jinty making several runs along the branch with a selection of wagons, including the Mountsorrel Granite Company wagons, which were restored by project volunteers last year.

We are pleased to say that the newly laid track performed well, much to the delight of the hordes of photographers that had gathered to capture this historic event. When complete the restored branch line will create many opportunities for historical recreations, allowing the story of our industrial past to be told for today's generations to experience and learn from.

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