Today, the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust held a members day in Crewe, and thanks to Robert Batty, we have these images to share with you.
Saturday 12th February marked 55 years since 60007 was handed over from British Rail to the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust, and to mark the occasion, the members day was held.
Members were given the opportunity to take photographs of the locomotive and visit the footplate during a guided tour.
Looking complete after its overhaul, the LNER A4 locomotive stood proud over the pit at Locomotive Services Group in Crewe.
The locomotive completed a successful boiler test last month. This new test resets the A4’s 10 year boiler certificate, which has currently been held since the last test, which was carried out whilst the boiler was being overhauled at the Llangollen Railway.
Sir Nigel Gresley is due to be run-in at the Severn Valley Railway before mainline tests and an eventual return to mainline service.
As previously confirmed, 60007 is seen in LNER Wartime Black, which this will wear for running in before it is painted in BR Blue.
Fancy becoming a member of the SNGLT? You can help keep the A4 on the tracks. Click here to find out more information.
We can’t wait to see 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley back in action!
Let us know your favourite memories in the comments below.
Thanks to Robert Batty of Point and Shoot Photos for allowing us to share these images – please click here to view his Facebook page.