The boiler and firebox section of class 8F steam engine 48305 at the engine shed of Loughbrough railway station on the Great Central Railway. The boiler has been lifted from the frames and wheels of the locomotive in preparation for a major overhaul. Steam locomotives must undergo a major overhaul at least once every 10 years in orde to obtain the boiler safety certificate which allows them to operate on the railway. Loughbrough is the HQ and principal station on this preserved steam line which runs for 8 miles between Loughbrough and Leicester North. This image has no model or property releases assigned to it and is intended for editorial only use. If you want to use the image commercially, you might also need to seek permission from any people depicted and/or the owners of any property, estate, trademark or brand shown.