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Taken whilst a young school-boy in the 1950's! Location near Grantham on the East Coast Main Line. One of the rather 'much-maligned' & somewhat 'ungainly' Edward Thompson designed Pacifics. Cylinders 'set back' after the front bogie - unlike the more 'balanced-looking' Gresley Pacifics. This...
A rather ancient 'schoolboy photo' of mine of Pacific 70049 taken around 1960 in North Wales at Penmaenmawr Station. This is on the Crewe to Holyhead Main Line. The loco was in beautiful condition and was used on Express trains including the famous "Irish Mail". I am doing a Painting...
Cab-Interior, Freightliner Class 57 Co-Co Diesel Electric loco. These locos re-built by "Brush Traction" with 're-conditioned GM engines' from former Class 47's.
(This is a Pencil-Drawing which is part of a 'mixed-media' Study of the re-built loco).
Summer of 1960....Llandudno Junction, North Wales. This 'work-worn' 2-10-0 (though not old) is seen hauling a 'Summer Excursion' train from the English Midlands to the Welsh Sea-side Resorts.These locomotives were capable of running at very high speeds on such trains, though 'officially'...
This is one of my childhood b&wh photographs taken around c.1959 at Bristol Temple Meads Station. It depicts "Castle Class" 4-6-0 at the head of the "Cornishman Express"...."oh, those WERE the days!"
(Apologies for photo quality..it's very old, like me!).
The Motion/Cross-Head, etc., on Preserved "King Arthur" Class 4-6-0. This loco belongs to The National Railway Museum, York, England. I took this photo when it was running on the "Great Central Railway", Loughborough, in recent years.
(See a 'complete' photo of this engine...
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Two of the U.K's new diesel multiple-unit trains. Both built by Alstom (in the U.K).....Class 180 on the left for "1st Great Western", & Class 175 for "1st North Western". Both types fitted with Cummins engines. (This picture is a 'detail' from a Painting of mine).
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