2-4-2 Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway No. 1008 (nicknamed Lanky Tank) is the only remaining example of Sir John Aspinall’s L&YR Class 5 tank engines. 330 of these locomotives were built between 1889 and 1911 at Horwich Works near Bolton. Most of these engines operated west of the Pennines in the Manchester, Liverpool and industrial Lancashire areas. Many famous engineers of the future worked at Horwich Works under Aspinall’s leadership, including Richard Maunsell and Nigel Gresley. No. 1008, with its British Railways (BR) number of 50621, was the first of the class and was retired by BR in September 1954. It can be seen today in the Great Hall of the National Railway Museum in York.