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Duke of Gloucester passes over Ribblehead viaduct with a special from York to Carlisle, England

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Duke of Gloucester passes over Ribblehead viaduct with a special from York to Carlisle, England Mais

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Can't resist a visit to Didcot Railway Museum, Great Western Society's unique collection of steam engines, coaches and wagons, all just fifteen minutes' drive from The Old Post Office, Wallingford

The last scheduled steam-hauled passenger trains on the British Railways’ network ran between Liverpool Exchange and Preston in July and into August 1968. By that time the motive power tended to be in a poor condition, as illustrated by this Class 5MT (Black 5) at Liverpool Exchange heading a Glasgow train during the last days of steam. The steam locomotive would have hauled the train only as far as Preston where a diesel would take over. Photo by Chris the Edge Hill signalman from his…

The last scheduled steam-hauled passenger trains on the British Railways’ network ran between Liverpool Exchange and Preston in July and into August

This shot of a WD 2-8-0 No 90470 in the snow at Castleton station has a wealth of detail. The locomotive was shedded at both Wakefield (56A) and at Sowerby Bridge (56E) during the 1960s. The train is a mixed freight rather than a block coal train so is probably from Healey Mills and is heading for Moston Sorting Sidings. The wan, midwinter, weak sunshine gives the shot a pleasing 'watercolour' effect, so much more attrative  David Heys steam collection - 53 - RAIL CAMERAMAN GREENWOOD16

This shot of a WD No 90470 in the snow at Castleton station has a wealth…

No.30777 “Sir Lamiel” Southern Railway King Arthur Class 4-6-0 Built at North British Locomotives Works, Glasgow in 1925. Withdrawn 1961. Arrived at the GCR in 1995. Returned to steam in 2006. Operational. Operates on Network Rail and GCR

30777 'Sir Lamiel' Southern Railway King Arthur Class Built at North British Locomotives Works, Glasgow in Withdrawn in the engine went straight into preservation. Of the 74 Class locomotives built between 1919 & only 'SIR LAMIEL' survives today.

'Castle' class no.4079 'Pendennis Castle' moving off Swindon shed. 26 April 1964

4079 'Pendennis Castle' 'Castle' class moving off Swindon shed. 26 April Photo by Ricsrailpics

North Yorkshire Moors Railway NYMR Grosmont  (kdh560)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - England - by Keith Holt

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