London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 45690 (5690) 'Leander'
Carnforth, Lancashire, UK
Location: West Coast Railway Co.
Status: Overhaul
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Posted: May 13, 2024 @ 05:05:21 by Russell Newman
Having hauled her final trains at the Epping Ongar Railway for the last few weeks, ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander", has now been withdrawn from service having come to the end of her boiler ticket and is now returning home to West Coast Railway Company’s depot at Carnforth in Lancashire for her next overhaul back to mainline standards.
Posted: Feb 17, 2024 @ 09:02:17 by Russell Newman
Prior to her visit to the Epping Ongar Railway, for her last working before overhaul, ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander", will be visiting the Mid Hants Railway (Watercress Line) for their Spring Steam Gala from the 26th to 28th of April 2024.
Posted: Feb 11, 2024 @ 09:02:15 by Russell Newman
The final preserved heritage railway that ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander", will visit is the Epping Ongar Railway in Essex. Where the locomotive will stay for the remainder of its boiler ticket before withdrawl from service for its overhaul. No. 45690 "Leander", will take part in their new Festival of Steam event, on from the 27th of April to the 12th of May 2024, which No. 45690 will operate alongside the visiting new-build GWR Saint Class 4-6-0 No. 2999 "Lady of Legend", then too. The weekend of May the 11th and 12th, will be the final weekend of "Leander" hauling trains before being withdrawn from service for her overhaul.
Posted: Feb 9, 2024 @ 15:02:39 by Russell Newman
The ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander", is to visit the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, in March 2024, before it is withdrawn from service in the Summer. This will be the first time an ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 has visited the railway since the 1960s, and No. 45690 will be working service trains there on the weekend of 23rd and 24th of March 2024.
Posted: Nov 11, 2023 @ 10:11:27 by Russell Newman
The ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander" has been given a six month extention to her boiler ticket until May 2024, which during that time the locomotive will operate only on preserved railways around the UK until the end of her current boiler ticket. There are reports saying that her next overhaul could be the last one in preservation under her current owners?? But the work planned will see No. 45690 have a brand new tender tank fitted along with the genral worked needed to be carried for another 10 year stint on the mainline and heritage railway circuit ahead.
Posted: Nov 4, 2023 @ 10:11:54 by Russell Newman
The ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander" is still at the East Lancashire Railway where she will be staying over the winter, but in 2024 the locomotive will star at their Legends of Steam Gala from the 15th to 17th of March 2024. After this No. 45690 will return to Carnforth for her 10 year overhaul.
Posted: Sep 6, 2023 @ 06:09:04 by Russell Newman
The ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander" will be visiting the East Lancashire Railway for their Autumn Steam Gala from the 13th to 15th of October 2023.
Posted: Dec 27, 2022 @ 13:12:36 by Russell Newman
The ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander" will visit the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for their Spring Steam Gala from the 9th to 12th of March 2023. Where she will join her sister Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45596 "Bahamas" at the event to work alongside one and other and doublehead too.
Posted: Dec 11, 2022 @ 05:12:59 by Russell Newman
Still operational the ex LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No. 45690 "Leander" is to make a rare visit to the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway in the Spring of 2023 to mark the railway’s half a century of preservation and will also take part in a special photo charter there.
Posted: Jan 22, 2018 @ 10:01:17 by Russell Newman
No. 45690 "Leander" will be making a visit to the East Lancashire Railway for there Spring Steam Gala on the 2nd to the 4th of March.
Posted: Aug 22, 2014 @ 07:08:38 by Russell Newman
45690 Leander is due to make a come back on the mainline this autumn and it will be in BR Black Livery.
Posted: Apr 9, 2010 @ 12:04:47 by W Reaney
UK rail has the built date as 1936
Posted: Oct 6, 2003 @ 07:10:07 by Steve Frost
One of William Stanier's 'Jubilee' class, named after the silver jubilee of King George V - one of the class was named 'Silver Jubilee'. Others bore the names of British dependancies of the time - two of the other preserved locos have such names - 'Bahamas' and 'Kolhapur'. Other batches were named after mythical characters, hence this one's name is 'Leander'. In 2003, the loco has returned to traffic in the 1930's red colour of the LMS, very much as shown here leaving Scarborough in the 1970's. However, it derailed at the opening of the extension to the East Lancs Railway, fortunately at very low speed, with little apparent damage.