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Cranford No 2


Built by W. C. Bagnell in 1942 Cranford No. 2 was designed specifically for the ironstone quarrying industry. During the war, the Ministry of Supply ordered a number of these locomotives, which were delivered to quarries in the Staveley Group. This locomotive spent its working life at Cranford Quarries near Kettering.

Here is is seen on loan to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey railway in the Yorkshire Dales. It is now out of traffic awaiting boiler repairs at the Rutland Railway Museum. Its livery is that carried by the locomotive when originally delivered to the quarries.

Cranford No 2


Built by W. C. Bagnell in 1942 Cranford No. 2 was designed specifically for the ironstone quarrying industry. During the war, the Ministry of Supply ordered a number of these locomotives, which were delivered to quarries in the Staveley Group. This locomotive spent its working life at Cranford Quarries near Kettering.

Here is is seen on loan to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey railway in the Yorkshire Dales. It is now out of traffic awaiting boiler repairs at the Rutland Railway Museum. Its livery is that carried by the locomotive when originally delivered to the quarries.

comments (8)

Nice, slightly grungy feel to this Les.
Les Auld: As I rcall the air was full of smoke and mist at the time Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • graham pickett
  • United Kingdom( southsea hampshire)
  • 18 Jun 2009, 08:20
Great capture Les.Must agree with Bill,not every thing runs to museum standards.
Les Auld: And neither should it on a working railway Graham, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jun 2009, 09:08
Lovely shot Les, complete with ex Midland box. These engines were very durable & hard working machines
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jun 2009, 09:52
Wonderful, Les - despite it not being narrow gauge! It oozes charm and nostalgia with the steam, the driver on the footplate, the signalman returning to his box and the old post laying on the ground. Very well composed and taken.
Les Auld: I must admit that the Embsay is full of atmosphere Alan, thanks for the comment.
Lovely image Les .... complimented by the signal box and the guards van.
richard
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, the signalman had just retrieved the token from the driver and was returning to the box.
Nice shot Les, lots of atmosphere. The Rutland museum isn't too far from us although when I went a few years ago it had a lot of unrestorable stuff standing about, I hope this doesn't end up like that.
Les Auld: o do I Brian, the Rutland is one museum I have jet to visit. Thanks for the comment.
  • Paolo
  • Italy
  • 19 Jun 2009, 11:32
it looks like it's been taken from a show of Thomas the Tank Engine

very nice
Les Auld: Thanks Paolo, it is probably used for Thomas weekends as well.
I like the selective colour and composition here Les
Les Auld: Pleased that you do Pam, thanks for the comment.

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