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2009 Preserved 2010

2009

60007 photographed outside the sheds at Grosmont on 22nd February 2009.
Photograph © Stewart Mackinder.

Latest At Grosmont
22nd February 2009

60007 on the main line at Ilkeston, Derbyshire at 3:27 p.m. on Saturday 28th February 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

At Ilkeston
28th February 2009

Sir Nigel Gresley on the Midland Mainline at Barrow upon Soar, heading towards Leicester, on Saturday 28th February 2009.
Photograph © Derek Head.

Barrow upon Soar,
28th February 2009

Nº60007 accelerates towards Beeston with the 1Z59 from York to Birmingham on Saturday 28th February 2009.
Photograph © John Storer.

Near Beeston
28th February 2009

60007 at East Midlands Parkway on 28th February 2009. Sir Nigel was the first steam locomotive to pass through the station since it had opened for passengers on 26th of January 2009.
Photograph © Kiele Baldwin.

At East Midlands Parkway,
28th February 2009

Nº60007 photographed at speed from the bridge near Colton Junction, between Colton and Appleton Roebuck, on Saturday 28th February 2009.
Photograph © Yvonne Wickham.

Near Colton Junction,
28th February 2009

Nº60007 at Bewdley tunnel, Severn Valley Railway, on 6th March 2009 whilst taking part in the steam gala.
Photograph © Colin Harsley.

At Bewdley tunnel, SVR,
6th March 2009

Nº60007 passing over the Victoria Bridge on the Severn Valley Railway, 7th March 2009.
Photograph © Andy Bishop.

On Victoria Bridge, SVR,
7th March 2009

Nº60007 at Bridgnorth station, Severn Valley Railway, on 7th March 2009 awaiting departure with the last train of the day for Kidderminster.
Photograph © Andy Bishop.

At Bridgnorth, SVR,
7th March 2009

Nº60007 has just passed by Attenborough Station at 1:05 p.m. on 14th March 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

Near Attenborough Station
14th March 2009

Nº60007 at Harlesdon, just outside Tamworth and not that far the Gresley family home, on 14th March 2009.
Photograph © Henry Coates.

At Harlesdon, nr Tamworth,
14th March 2009

Nº60007 with the "Severn Valley Limited" at Hagley on 14th March 2009.
Photograph © John Oates.

At Hagley
14th March 2009

A "going away" shot, Nº60007 passing Lock Lane Level Crossing, with the Support Coach in clear view, on 14th March 2009.
Photograph © Paul Mosley.

At Lock Lane LC,
14th March 2009

Running rather late, Nº60007 arriving at Lincoln on 14th March 2009.
Photograph © Julie Crompton.

At Lincoln.
14th March 2009

In April 2009 Nº60007 attended the Barrow Hill LNER II Gala, seen here on 4th April.
Photograph © David Burnett.

At Barrow Hill,
4th April 2009

Nº60007 lined up alongside A2 pacific Nº60532 Blue Peter at Barrow Hill on 4th April.
Photograph © David Burnett.

At Barrow Hill,
4th April 2009

Nº60007 on the left of this line-up at the Barrow Hill LNER II Gala on 5th April 2009.
Photograph © Paul Mosley.

At Barrow Hill,
5th April 2009

Nº60007 at the NYMR Spring Gala on 8th May 2009. Ready to leave Grosmont Station with the 11:30 a.m. to Pickering, the loco was "wired-up" to record video footage for the subsequently released DVD.
Photograph © Debra Farmer.

NYMR Gala
8th May 2009

Sir Nigel Gresley on Saturday 9th May 2009 with the 1:50 p.m. Goathland to Newton Dale service.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

NYMR Gala
9th May 2009

60007 waits outside Grosmont station on Saturday 9th May 2009.
Photograph © Gareth Hinchliffe.

NYMR Gala
9th May 2009

60007 heading her train into Goathland station on Saturday 9th May 2009.
Photograph © Gareth Hinchliffe.

NYMR Gala
9th May 2009

60007 at Darnholm on Saturday 9th May 2009 with the 1:30 p.m. from Grosmont.
Photograph © Debra Farmer.

NYMR Gala
9th May 2009

60007 leaving Durham with the "Cathedrals Express" en route for Edinburgh, at 3:02 p.m. on 16th May 2009.
Photograph © Graeme Watson.

Leaving Durham
16th May 2009

60007 heading out from Burnmouth towards Ayton in the Scottish Borders on 16th May 2009.
Photograph © Bill Baird.

Passing Burnmouth
16th May 2009

60007 crossing the viaduct at Berwick on 16th May 2009.
Photograph © Bill Baird.

Crossing Berwick Bridge
16th May 2009

Nº60007 and support coach leaving Durham on 19th May 2009.
Photograph © Ron Watson.

Leaving Durham
19th May 2009

Nº60007 approaching Retford with the Golden Jubilee on 23rd May 2009.
Photograph © John Storer.

Approaching Retford
23rd May 2009

Nº60007 at Retford station with the Golden Jubilee on 23rd May 2009.
Photograph © Gerald Thorpe (a fireman at Retford in the 1960s).

At Retford
23rd May 2009

A further view of Nº60007 standing in Retford station on 23rd May 2009.
Photograph © Gerald Thorpe.

At Retford
23rd May 2009

Amongst all the paraphanalia of the modern railway, Nº60007 arrives at Tilehurst on 25th May 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

At Tilehurst
25th May 2009

Nº60007 double-heads with ex-GWR 2-8-0 Nº3822 at the Didcot Railway Centre on 25th May 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

At Didcot
25th May 2009

Nº60007 on the turntable at the Didcot Railway Centre on 25th May 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

At Didcot
25th May 2009

Nº60007 on shed at the Didcot Railway Centre on 27th May 2009.
Photograph © Jacob Smith.

At Didcot
25th May 2009

Nº60007 about to shunt stock out of the platform before returning to the platform and coupling to the teak set to form the 2:30 p.m. departure from Grosmont to Pickering, 9th August 2009.
Photograph © Carol Kirby.

Shunting at Grosmont
9th August 2009

Nº60007 shunting the "blood and custard" set into Grosmont carriage sidings on 9th August 2009.
Photograph © Jonathon Kirby.

Shunting at Grosmont
9th August 2009

Nº60007 leaving Grosmont on the 2:30 p.m. bound for Pickering with the Teak rake on 9th August 2009, taken from the field (public access) to the south which almost creates an illusion of double track.
Photograph © Malcolm Bateman.

Leaving Grosmont
9th August 2009

60007 climbs through Darnholm on the approach to Goathland with the 10:30 a.m. ex-Grosmont in towon 16th August 2009.
Photograph © Jonathon Kirby.

Climbing through Darnholm
16th August 2009

60007 passing under bridge 29 at Darnholm with the first train of the day from Grosmont to Pickering on 16th August 2009.
Photograph © Gordon Shepherd.

Passing under bridge 29
16th August 2009

60007 lined up alongside ex-GWR 56XX Class 0-6-2T Nº6619 at Grosmont on 1st October 2009, during the NYMR Autumn Gala.
Photograph © Debra Farmer.

At Grosmont
1st October 2009

60007 with rays of sunlight filtering through the roof of the shed at Grosmont on 4th October 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

On shed
4th October 2009

60007 speeds along under the wires near Knebworth on 6th December 2009.
Photograph © Andy Bishop.

Approaching Knebworth
6th December 2009

A bit of a cheat! 60007 near Knebworth on 6th December 2009 but with the OLE manipulated out of sight.
What an improvement!.
Photograph © Andy Bishop.

Bit of a cheat
6th December 2009

60007 at Whittlesea, just outside Peterborough, with the Cambridge to York train on 12th December 2009.
Photograph © David Pond.

At Whittlesea
12th December 2009

60007 arriving at York station on a rather wet 12th December 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

At York station
12th December 2009

60007 taking water at the NRM on 12th December 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

Taking water at the NRM
12th December 2009

60007 ready to leave York station on 12th December 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

Ready to leave York
12th December 2009

60007's on-board team of Don, Jackie and Paul at work selling their wares on board the Kings Cross-Newcastle railtour.
Photograph © Colin Mitchell.

Your on-board team
19th December 2009

60007 storming up the East Coast main line near Langford, Bedfordshire, with 'The Christmas Tynesider' on 19th December 2009.
Photograph © Peter B Richards.

At Langford, Bedfordshire
19th December 2009

60007 just outside Essendine, Rutland, on 19th December 2009, near the marker post were Mallard broke the steam speed record.
Photograph © Rupert Elmore.

Nr Essendine, Rutland
19th December 2009

It's 9:00 a.m. on 19th December 2009 and Sir Nigel Gresley, having just taken water, accelerates away past the Signalbox at Holme with the northbound 'Christmas Tynesider Railtour'.
Photograph © Steve Clark.

At Holme
19th December 2009

60007 at Peterborough station on 19th December 2009 with the 'Christmas Tynesider Railtour'.
Photograph © Lewis Williams.

At Peterborough station
19th December 2009

An admiring crowd gathered alongside 60007 on the platform at York on 19th December 2009 whilst the loco was being watered.
Photograph © Malcolm Bateman.

At York station
19th December 2009

60007 sitting in York station on 19th December 2009 with the 'Christmas Tynesider Railtour'.
Photograph © Lewis Williams.

At York station
19th December 2009

60007's footplate photographed whilst at York on 19th December 2009.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

The footplate at York
19th December 2009

2010

The heavy corrosion of one of the leaking tubes removed from 60007. The smooth area on the left is where the tube was in the tube plate. A small hole can be seen in the tube just right of the that. The crack in the section in the tube plate was caused by the process of removing the tube. 18th June 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Corrosion
18th June 2010

Work is on going in the smokebox to remove the tubes. Most (but not all) of the superheater elements have been removed. Those at the top can remain in place. 18th June 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Tubes
18th June 2010

Much of this stuff normally lives in the smokebox..... 18th June 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Smokebox Stuff
18th June 2010

By 9th July all the tubes had been removed.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Tubes all gone!
9th July 2010

Close up showing the tube plate without any tubes, 9th July 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Close-up
9th July 2010

The pile of removed tubes outside the shed on 9th July 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Tubes outside shed
9th July 2010

The loco in the running shed on 27th August 2010. The smokebox is open ready for return of the superheater elements. All the elements are on-hand ready for fitting when manpower is available.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

In the running shed
27th August 2010

View inside the firebox showing the new small tubes fitted on 27th August 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

New small tubes fitted
27th August 2010

Close-up view inside the firebox showing the new small tubes fitted on 27th August 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

New small tubes fitted
27th August 2010

This photo shows most of the firebox and tubes with the brick arch, which will need replacement before the loco returns to the mainline. The current arch has been left in-place while work goes on in the boiler as it is used for standing on during fitting of the tubes. 27th August 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Firebox, tubes and brick arch
27th August 2010

At long last the loco is back in one piece and on 9th October 2010 a warming fire was lit. Steam tests are to be carried out during the following week and if all is well the loco will be back in action.
Photograph © Richard Swales.

Warming fire lit
9th October 2010

After a long period out of traffic with boiler problems, Nº60007, repaired at last, is seen banking the 10:30 a.m. ex Grosmont service in the E sk Valley on 17th October 2010.
Photograph © Robin Patrick.

At Moorgates with 63395
17th October 2010

Nº60007 photographed at Moorgates whilst piloting Nº63395 with the 1:30 p.m. Grosmont-Pickering service on 17th October 2010.
Photograph © Robin Patrick.

In Esk Valley
17th October 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley leaving Goathland on 27th October 2010 with a service for Pickering.
Photograph © John Storer.

Leaving Goathland
27th October 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley Approaching Levisham on 28th October 2010 with the 2:21 p.m. service from Grosmont to Pickering.
Photograph © Ian Mellor.

Approaching Levisham
28th October 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley on Sunday, 7th November 2010, just before having a spring changed on the Monday. She had been placed on the wheel drop for that purpose.
Photograph © Kathryn Houghton.

On the wheel drop
7th November 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley back out on the main line with the first rail tour of the year, 'The Tynesider' from Newcastle to London and back, on Saturday, 27th November 2010. Photographed climbing away from Colton Junction after having taken water at York.
Photograph © Robin Patrick.

Near Colton
27th November 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley photographed in snowy conditions about a half mile north of Rossington crossing, near Doncaster, at 10:06 a.m. with 'The Tynesider' on Saturday, 27th November 2010.
Photograph © Dave Adshead.

Near Rossington Xing
27th November 2010

The sun was just peaking through the cloud when Sir Nigel Gresley took water at Retford whilst working 'The Tynesider' on Saturday, 27th November 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

At Retford
27th November 2010

A now snow-free Sir Nigel Gresley photographed near Sandy, Bedfordshire, with 'The Tynesider' on Saturday, 27th November 2010.
Photograph © Ian McDonald.

At Sandy
27th November 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley with 'The Tynesider' on Gamston curve, south of Retford, after a water stop on 27th November 2010.
Photograph © Simon Lathlane.

Latest At Gamston
27th November 2010

On 1st December 2010 Sir Nigel Gresley headed 'The Cathedrals Express' from London Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads, and back, and is seen here on arrival at Temple Meads.
Photograph © Chris Roscoe.

At Temple Meads
1 December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley passing through Great Bedwyn station, Wiltshire, with 'The Cathedrals Express' on 1st December 2010.
Photograph © John Rumming.

Passing Great Bedwyn
1 December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley at Kings Cross on 5th December 2010 prior to hauling the 'Lindum Christmas Fayre' to Lincoln.
Photograph © Peter Skuce.

At Kings Cross
5th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley with the 'Lindum Christmas Fayre' at Collingham, near Newark on Trent on 5th December 2010.
This photo was voted best steam railway photograph of 2010 in the National Preservation Photo Competition.
Photograph © Simon Lathlane.

At Collingham
5th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley waiting at Lincoln on 5th December 2010 with the 'Lindum Christmas Fayre' from Kings Cross.
Photograph © Peter Skuce.

At Lincoln
5th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley about three miles from Retford with the 'Christmas White Rose' on 11th December 2010.
Photograph © Peter Dixon.

Near Retford
11th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley near Whittlesea with the 'Christmas White Rose' on 11th December 2010.
Photograph © David Pond.

Near Whittlesea
11th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley passing Ely Cathedral with the 'Christmas Fenman' on 12th December 2010.
Photograph © Ian McDonald.

Passing Ely Cathedral
12th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley on the ECML approaching Eaton Crossing, near Retford, on 16th December 2010.
Photograph © Peter Dixon.

Near Retford
16th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley at York on 16th December 2010. The engine is just about to go to the NRM for servicing.
Photograph © Michael Wilson.

At York
16th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley arriving at York on 18th December 2010 with the 'Christmas Tynesider'.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

Arriving at York
18th December 2010

Sir Nigel Gresley completely hidden in a cloud of steam as the engine prepares to depart from York station.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

Leaving York
18th December 2010

A fine shot of Sir Nigel Gresley leaving York station on 18th December 2010.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

Leaving York
18th December 2010

On the way home! Sir Nigel Gresley at Nunthorpe waiting for a path to Grosmont after hauling 'The Tynesider' late on 18th December 2010.
Photograph © Don Gott.

Waiting at Nunthorpe
18th December 2010

The support team sets off across the arctic wastes at Grosmont on 19th December after returning from 'The Tynesider' railtour.
Photograph © Don Gott.

Back at Grosmont
19th December 2010

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