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345 (D345, 40145) at Whaley Bridge on 30th September 2016

The Class 40 Preservation Society's BR Blue Class 40 No. 345 (D345, 40145) passes Whaley Bridge with the 1Z47 12:35 Carnforth to Buxton railtour-cum-stock move on 30th September 2016. Operated by West Coast Railway Company, this train was taking the Scottish Rail Preservation Society's rake of MkI coaches to the East Lancs Railway ahead of a railtour from Bury to Stratford-upon-Avon the following day. Instead of running straight to Bury, a few extra miles were added to the itinerary and tickets sold for the jaunt to Buxton. It seemed to be a big success too, with few, if any empty seats.