Jubilee 45699 'Galatea' undergoes main line testing [Railscot]

Date: 08/04/2013

Jubilee no 45699 'Galatea' is back on the main line and made its first test run from Carnforth to Hellifield on 8 April. Built at Crewe in 1936 the locomotive was withdrawn from Shrewsbury in 1964 and sold to Woodham Bros, Barry. 45699 was purchased in 1980, primarily as spare parts for sister locomotive 45690 'Leander'. It is unclear if maroon will be its final livery or if it will go into BR Green. Quite a transformation by the West Coast team at Carnforth. [From Mark Bartlett]

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Restored 'Jubilee' 4-6-0 no 45699 Galatea at Carnforth station on 8 April 2013 prior to undertaking an initial test run to Hellifield [See image 59244] [see news item].
Location: Carnforth
Company: Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
08/04/2013 Mark Bartlett