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Leaving Keighley


Forty years ago the film "The Railway Children" was filmed on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and the locomotive that starred in it was the Great Northern Railway's N2 class 1744. The engine visited the KWVR last weekend and is seen here hauling the vintage teak carriage set out of Keighley station on the way to Ingrow West.

The N2s were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for suburban passenger operations, and worked mostly on the routes out of London's King's Cross and Moorgate stations. 1744 was built in 1921 and has spent quite a while travelling around the heritage network since it's overhaul at the Great Central Railway.


Leaving Keighley


Forty years ago the film "The Railway Children" was filmed on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and the locomotive that starred in it was the Great Northern Railway's N2 class 1744. The engine visited the KWVR last weekend and is seen here hauling the vintage teak carriage set out of Keighley station on the way to Ingrow West.

The N2s were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for suburban passenger operations, and worked mostly on the routes out of London's King's Cross and Moorgate stations. 1744 was built in 1921 and has spent quite a while travelling around the heritage network since it's overhaul at the Great Central Railway.


comments (10)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Feb 2010, 06:21
Wow to the teak carriages.
Les Auld: They do look good Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Feb 2010, 07:19
Wow to everything, especially the green engine!
Les Auld: Wow, thanks for the comment Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2010, 07:28
These were powerful little locomotives Les: just look at the size of the boiler. This one seems to be fitted with condensing equipment - maybe they all were for working through London's tunnels
Les Auld: They did that Chris, thanks for the comment.
Another cracker Les, not sure about Bury, if you have a mob send me your number and i will bell you if i am there on Sat.
Les Auld: Thanks Michael, I'll send you details later.
You dont see wooden carriges often. Nice shot Les.
Les Auld: They still need a bit of work but they do look good Linda, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2010, 12:44
The original "Railway Children" remains one of my favourites; even the remake was enjoyable with Jenny Agutter now being the mum rather than the daughter! Was the loco designed to be used in tunnels? Shame about that modern building spoiling the period feel.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Alan, the locomotive did work the tunnels around London, hence the condenser fittings.
looks good. green is definitely a good color on an engine smile
Les Auld: Just right Charles, thanks for the comment.
I watched the first restoration of this at Loughborough in the 90's with some pleasure as I regularly saw them at Kings Cross and Hatfield in my spotting days. This loco and those coaches, what an opportunity Les, well done.
Les Auld: First time I had seen it Brian, a fine little engine. Thanks for the comment.
Really nostalgic Les...and a great POV..lovely shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, taken from the gallery, the path alongside the track just outside the station.
Here is where I confess to having watched the railway children several timesgrin
Les Auld: I suppose I should confess that I have never seen it Bill, thanks for the comment.

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