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LMS 5690 Leander
UIC class 2′C h3
4 ft ( 8 in 1⁄ 2 1,435 mm)
Leading dia. 3 ft
3 in (1.003 m) 1⁄ 2
Driver dia. 6 ft 9 in (2.057 m)
8 in (19.73 m) 3⁄ 4
79.55 long tons (80.83 t; 89.10 short tons)
54.65 long tons (55.53 t; 61.21 short tons)
9.0 long tons (9.1 t; 10.1 short tons)
4,000 imp gal (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal)
LMS type 3A
2 (1.55 MPa) superheated
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Tractive effort 26,610 lbf (118.37 kN)
London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Jubilee Class No. 5690 (BR No. 45690) is a preserved Leander British steam locomotive.
Operational history [ edit ]
5690 was built at
Crewe in March 1936 and named Leander after HMS , which in turn was named after the Leander Greek hero Leander. After nationalisation in 1948, it was renumbered 45690 by British Railways, and based at the former LMS engine shed at Bristol (Barrow Road).
After being withdrawn in 1964,
Leander was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales.
Preservation [ edit ]
Rescued by Brian Oliver in May 1972, it was restored by the Leander Locomotive Society at Derby and later kept at the
Dinting Railway Museum, Glossop. After later purchase by and running on the Severn Valley Railway, Leander was sold to Dr Peter Beet, and restored to running condition on the East Lancashire Railway in LMS Crimson Lake livery. As of 2008, Leander was owned by Chris Beet (Engineering and Rail Operations Manager, National Railway Museum) and operated by the  West Coast Railway Company from their Carnforth MPD base.
Leander provided motive power for the Scarborough Spa Express heritage service. It also spent October at the Great Central Railway "Steam Railway" gala, alongside BR Standard 7 and Britannia Class No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell LNER Peppercorn Class A1 No. 60163 . Tornado
In September 2010,
Leander visited the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) for their 40th anniversary Autumn steam gala alongside fellow visiting locomotives and former Severn Valley based engines GWR 2251 Class 0-6-0 No. 3205, GWR 3700 Class 4-4-0 No. 3717 , City of Truro GWR 4575 Class 2-6-2T No. 5542 and SR West Country pacific 4-6-2 No. 34070 . Manston Leander departed from the SVR at the beginning of October hauling the Severn Valley Limited to Blackpool North one way only as the locomotive was en route to the East Lancashire Railway for a few weeks stay during their Autumn Steam Gala. Shortly afterwards, Leander returned to Carnforth and mainline operation.
In April 2012,
Leander was withdrawn early for overhaul due to its poor condition. Chris Beet managed the overhaul, assisted by the team at West Coast Railway Company from their Carnforth MPD base. She returned to operation in October 2014, painted in BR Lined Black, the livery that it carried between 12 April 1949 and 15 November 1952, and which was also carried by 46 other members of the class from August 1948.  Her first revenue earning run was to be over  Shap Summit to Carlisle and back along the Settle & Carlisle line on 24 January, but she failed her FTR exam so her first revenue earning run was over Shap Summit to Carlisle, Newcastle upon Tyne, York, Manchester and Preston on 7 March 2015.
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