Wings and Wheels Society.

45690 Leander Cotswold Venturer 26-8-2023.

Enjoy a few pictures of 45690 Leander on the outward & return London Paddington to Gloucester Cotswold Venturer rail tour (on load 10 ten coaches with no diesel at the rear of the train) as you can see, she was going well especially on the return journey building up speed for Sapperton bank no doubt, and what a roaring fine machine it is! Also included in this gallery is a photo of Leander basking in the sun at Gloucester taken by Ian Thomas. This LMS Jubilee class locomotive was originally numbered 5690 was built at Crewe in March 1936 and named Leander after HMS Leander. From March 1936 it was based at Crewe North shed where it remained until 1947 when it was transferred to the former LMS engine shed at Bristol, Barrow Road. After nationalisation in 1948, it was re-numbered 45690 by British Railways. After being withdrawn in 1964, Leander was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. Later it was preserved and today is in the main line pool of steam locomotives.

Copyright of all pictures in this gallery belong to R Kelsey.