STANIER Pacific No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth made its main line charter comeback on
April 30 with a West Coast Railways ‘Dalesman’ outing over the Settle to Carlisle (S&C) line .
Out of action since November 2016, the LMS 4-6-2 made two test runs from Carnforth to Hellifield on March 14 and 28, the latter being a loaded proving run after the rectification of minor issues discovered during the earlier run.
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No. 6201 is now based at Carnforth as part of the WCRC main line steam pool, and is initially to be used sparingly within easy reach of its new home – for example on S&C trains, such as that on April 30 when it worked from Hellifield to Carlisle and return.
No. 6201 has been under repair at West Coast Railway’s Carnforth base since February 2018.
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