Steam locomotive 419 to visit the East Lancashire Railway

Caledonian Railway No.419
Credit: SRPS

The East Lancashire Railway has announced steam locomotive 419 will be visiting the line in 2019.

419 will be visiting the line for their Spring Steam Gala, which is to be held from the 8th – 10th March 2019.

The Caledonian tank appears alongside 78018, appearing courtesy of the Great Central Railway, Darlington Railway Preservation Society, and the Loughborough Standard Locomotives Group, BR Standard 4 Tank 80097, BR Standard 4 Tank 80080, courtesy of PRCLT, 4270, 34092 City of Wells, 45407 ‘The Lancashire Fusilier’, 52322, 2890 and 32 Gothenburg.

The locomotive appears thanks to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society.

No. 419 returned to steam in October 2018 and is based at the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway in Scotland. The locomotive has not visited England since 1982 and is its first visit to the East Lancashire Railway.

The locomotive was built by the Caledonian Railway at St Rollox Works, Glasgow, in 1907 and was designed by J.F. Mcintosh for branch line work before its career was ended on pilot duties for British Railways at Carstairs.

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