Tuesday 24 January 2012

6233 Duchess of Sutherland returns to the main line

A special main line tour using LMS Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2 Pacific, Duchess of Sutherland, 6233 is planned for  Wednesday 28th March 2012. The Duchess Night Owl will run to Crewe from Hathersage, Chesterfield, Belper and Derby. This train is being run as a main line loaded test run following the 'Heavy General' overhaul of the locomotive.
On Saturday 21st April the engine will haul The Yorkshire Coronation to Scarborough.
Details of the locomotive's overhaul can be found on the  princess Royal Class website where photos of the engine newly painted in BR green can be found.
6233 pictured above and below on the Settle & Carlisle line at Kirkby Stephen.