Lanky Imposters

The East Lancashire's final gala weekend before the Great Shutdown took place on Saturday and Sunday 7/8th March 2020. Star of the show was the recently restored Lanky Saddletank which, having been sold into industrial service, had never born a BR number. However, it has now received the BR number it would have born had it ever gone into BR ownership and looks great like this. We see it approaching - and then running round its train at - Heywood in the company of what appears to be the ELR's other Lanky engine, class A no 52322. But look closely - it's got the wrong wheelbase! It's actually the Austerity Tank conversion - bearing the class A's number whilst the class A itself bore another number that day!!!

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Charles Warwick

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