Black 5 – Black Soot!

2011 - North York Moors Railway - Grosmont - 45428 Eric TreacyTonight we have the last back-dated blog post from the North York Moors Railway in 2011, featuring ex-LMS Black 5 class 45428 Eric Treacy at Grosmont.

2011 - North York Moors Railway - Grosmont - 76079 & 45428 Eric TreacyTwo years on, 45428 remains a regular in the North York Moors Railway’s fleet.

2011 - North York Moors Railway - Grosmont - 45428 Eric Treacy

On this particular bright morning, 45428 waited at Grosmont with a train for Pickering.

2011 - North York Moors Railway - Grosmont - 45428 Eric Treacy

As it departed, it blasted a lot of steam out of it’s cylinders.

2011 - North York Moors Railway - Grosmont - 45428 Eric TreacyShortly after the picture below was taken, I disappeared in a cloud of steam and soot, which is always exciting for a steam enthusiast.  Unfortunately, poor Mrs Locoyard who was standing next to me wasn’t quite as impressed as she was covered in soot!  Now, you could argue that choosing that spot was a bad idea, but you can definitely argue that laughing at seeing Mrs Locoyard covered in soot was a terrible one!  Lesson learnt!

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