76084 in main line return

BR STANDARD 2-6-0 No. 76084 made its full return to main line operation on February 25, hauling the Railway Touring Company’s ‘Buxton Spa Express’ tour of lines across the Pennines.

The ‘4MT’ worked in tandem with ‘Jubilee’ No. 45690 Leander from Preston via Manchester and Chinley to Buxton, on the Railway Touring Company’s tour.

No. 76084 and No. 45690 Leander pass Peak Forest in torrential rain on the former Midland route from Manchester to Derby, working RTC’s ‘Buxton Spa Express’ on February 25. LES NIXON

Despite very wet weather, the locomotives performed perfectly.

No. 76084’s second main line outing was on March 18, when it visited Whitby with ‘B1’ No. 61264.

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