The Black 5
The Stanier Class 5 locomotives were the main do anything go anywhere mixed traffic engines of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, with the last being built post nationalisation. 842 were built between 1933 and 1951, 18 have survived into preservation, known to enthusiasts and railway men everywhere as Black 5s, grimy and travel worn they could be seen in all parts of the British Rail network.
45407 was one of those that survived, built in 1937 it was one of the last to be withdrawn on August 4th 1968, now owned by Ian Riley and based on the East Lancashire Railway it has been named The Lancashire Fusilier
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