WATCH: Steam locomotive 45690 Leander on the mainline

Saturday 26th January 2019 saw LMS Jubilee Locomotive No. 45690 ‘Leander’ head from Manchester Victoria to Carlisle.

45690 Leander was hauling The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express.

We have been sent in this footage courtesy of Matt Lowcock of the Jubilee working hard passed Selside.

The tour was halted at Bolton due to TPWS problems, which caused the train to be diesel hauled between Bolton and Hellifield, but thankfully, the problems were fixed at Hellifield for the run up the Settle and Carlisle.

45690 Leander at Selside
Credit: Matt Lowcock (ML Photography)
Information about 45212:
  • Built at Crewe works in March 1936
  • Named after HMS Leander
  • Based at Crewe North Shed until 1947 where it was transferred to Bristol Barrow Road.
  • Withdrawn in 1964 and sold to Woodham Bros Scrapyard
  • Purchased by the Leander Locomotive Society in 1972 and kept at the Dinting Railway Museum in Glossop.
  • Ran on the Severn Valley Railway before being purchased by Dr Peter Beet and restored on the East Lancashire Railway,
  • 2008 came and Chris Beet is now owner and is operated by West Coast Railways on the mainline around Britain.

See more of videos like this on Matt Lowcock’s YouTube Channel by clicking here.

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.
  • Nice film footage of one of Stanier’s finest. Leander is actually a hybrid at present, since she is currently running. with the tender from Black 5 no. 44932