Tuesday, 6 August 2013

GWR No 4965 - "Rood Ashton Hall" Steam Locomotive, U. K.

The Great Western Railways steam loco  no. 4965 Rood Ashton Hall is a Hall class locomotive. It is currently preserved at Tyseley Locomotive Works.

The engine operates in its Great Western Railway green livery, and performs regularly on the Shakespeare Express, between Birmingham and  Stratford – upon-Avon  operated by Vintage Trains. 

In November 2008, Rood Ashton Hall was taken out of service for overhaul after hauling the 'Rood Ashton Hall Farewell' train from Solihull to Didcot Parkway. The engine's 10-year overhaul took just a few months due to an ongoing programme of maintenance work that had been previously carried out during periods of low main line activity. It returned to the mainline in October 2009.

Picture here is the locomotive en route to Stratford – upon-Avon at Leamigton SPA Railway Station in July 2008.

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