Black Fives occasionally worked as far south as Bournemouth and even ran over the Mid Hants Railway,'the'Watercress Line'. This locomotive class was large enough for the steep gradients but small enough to be economical.Eighteen of the Class have been preserved. In 1974, 45379 was bought for restoration and taken to the Avon Valley Railway, then later to The Great Central Railway. It was bought from there by MHRPS, coming to Alresford on 1 March, 2002.
The restoration of 45379 was completed in time for the Somerset & Dorset Steam Spectacular that ran between 10-12 September appearing alongside the visiting S&DJR Class 7F No. 88, the five year restoration effort visible for all to see.
45379 is currently a welcome guest of The 1:1 Collection, awaiting overhaul for its return to steam. Period: Era 11 (2014 +). Limited Edition Size: 1,000. Motor: 5 Pole Skew Wound. The item "Hornby BR Class 5MT 4 6 0 45379 Era 11 Ltd Edition OO Gauge Model Train R3805" is in sale since Thursday, October 15, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\OO Gauge\Locomotives". The seller is "alwayshobbies" and is located in Norfolk_UK. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.