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LMS Princess Coronation Class 6233 Duchess of Sutherland came through Lichfield & District on Saturday 16th June 2012.

6233 worked a Sheffield -Blackpool excursion, called the "Fylde Coast Express", this was run by PMR Tours. The rail excursion was pulled by diesel 47580 from Sheffield to Crewe, then 6233 took over on the remainder of its journey to Blackpool.

On its return, the Duchess of Sutherland worked from Blackpool to Derby, then a diesel took over from Derby up to Sheffield. This is the second time the Duchess has come along the South Staffs Line, (Wichnor - Lich TV Jct) this year. The first being the main line test run, called the Duchess Night Owl on March 29th 2012.

Posted by southstaffsrail on June 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM 805 Views

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