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photoblog image A drop of oil to help the wheels go round

A drop of oil to help the wheels go round


The BR Class 2MT tank Locomotive 41241 waits on the approach to the station at Ingrow West on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway as the train is shunted into the station. The train crew have time for a touch of light maintenance before it is moved into the station.

41241 was built in 1949 and was purchase by the KWVR in 1967. It hauled the first train on the preserved line and has been there ever since.

A drop of oil to help the wheels go round


The BR Class 2MT tank Locomotive 41241 waits on the approach to the station at Ingrow West on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway as the train is shunted into the station. The train crew have time for a touch of light maintenance before it is moved into the station.

41241 was built in 1949 and was purchase by the KWVR in 1967. It hauled the first train on the preserved line and has been there ever since.

comments (11)

i have sene various programs on the people who run these trains, quite amazing the dedication that goes in, another great capture Les
Les Auld: Dedication and effort Derek, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Feb 2010, 07:30
One of the most successful locomotive designs ever: you'd see them all over the network back in steam days. A splendid shot Les
Les Auld: I did see some up here in the north west during my spotting days Chris, thanks for the comment.
A little squirt of oil here and there makes all the difference. smile
Les Auld: And it was a little squirt Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Feb 2010, 08:08
And I thought it was a cuppa tea in his hand! A great shot of this old workhorse!
Les Auld: Thanks Mike, appreciate the comment.
Que bonito tren me hace pensar en el pasado, una foto ejemplar!!

Saludos!!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Feb 2010, 12:32
Lovely, Les. The size of the buffers look immense compared with the size of the oiler. Shame about the overhead wires warning on her tanks but a necessary evil, I guess.
Les Auld: The signs are authentic to the livery Alan, thanks for the comment.
A fine looking loco Les, and a good set on your Flickr as well.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, I enjoyed taking them.
I definately prefer steam trains, its a grand engine.
Les Auld: So do I Linda, thanks for the comment.
heh, I wondered if that is what he was doing and then I saw your title! nicely captured. quite a lovely piece of machinery smile
Les Auld: And it works well Charles, thanks for the comment.
The oil can was the thing in my days Les...Its all packed with grease and sealed now..I dont even know if I've got one.
Great shot with the engineer there.
Les Auld: I know my dad had one but I haven't seen it for years. Thanks for the comment Ron.
This looks as if it might have been shot a century ago, Les.
Wonderful nostalgic feel about it.
Les Auld: It could indeed Beverley, thanks for the comment.

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