Having missed out on mainline operations due to the steam ban imposed by Network railway, 45305 belatedly left the Railway on Wednesday to take part in the North Norfolk Gala over this weekend. The locomotive is then, belatedly, going to Crewe for mainline duties on the North Wales coast.
There is no firm date for its return but, 45305 will be back for the Autumn Steam Spectacular in October.
Featured image: Paul Livsey. Photo: David Smith