9th March 1899

Great Central Railway
Inaugural Train for Marylebone Station

Loco(s) Used at least steam: Class 11A, No. 861
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco Route
861 London Marylebone - ???

Notes :
(1) Posters at the side entrance to London Marylebone station tell the story of the station over the years. There is a picture of the above train and of the celebratory meal for 750 guests taking place. The text says that loco No. 861 hauled the first of three special trains out of Marylebone station, six days before the public service commenced. The loco carried a Great Central Railway coat of arms on the smoke box door and was decked out with flags.
(2) Route confirmation required.

Source : Chris Bracey (from contemporary sources)

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