45305’s first day back in service

Having been sidelined after the Santa season last year, ‘Black 5, 45305 returned to action today but its return was marred by constant rain throughout the day. As reported the locomotive had its mainline certification test during the week and this was duly passed with a view to it leaving the Railway on Friday next, ready for its summer season on the ‘big railway’.

This weekend sees the engine working on both days, which will be its last work on the KWVR before returning later in the year. 45305 sounded in good fettle with a good start out of Keighley and saturated rail caused little slip with excellent handling from the engine crew.

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