Sir Archibald Sinclair Plate

300+ CLUB DAY – 21st APRIL 2009

On Tuesday 21st April members of the 300+ Club were invited to a special day on the Bluebell Railway during which No. 34059, Sir Archibald Sinclair hauled special trains for their exclusive use.

These were the first passenger trains hauled by the locomotive since withdrawal from British Railways – almost 43 years ago.

Credit 34059 Sheffield Park
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  No. 34059, Sir Archibald Sinclair at Sheffield Park with the route indicators proclaiming that it is a special for the 300+ Club.
Credit 34059 Sheffield Park
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  No. 34059, Sir Archibald Sinclair waiting to depart north from Sheffield Park.
Credit 34059 Horsted Keynes
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  Arriving at Horsted Keynes from Sheffield Park.
Credit 34059 Motion
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  Close-up of the right side cylinder and motion.
Credit 34059 Crossing
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  Heading north approaching Tremains foot crossing.
Credit 34059 Sheffield Park
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  Running round at Sheffield Park with the locomotive shed behind the Pullman set.