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The Severn Valley Limited


The Driver of ex GWR Manor Class7812, Erlestoke Manor, shuts off as it approaches Highley and the fireman prepare to pass over the single line access token to the signalman.

A few more images from the gala may be found on my
Flickr site here.

The Severn Valley Limited


The Driver of ex GWR Manor Class7812, Erlestoke Manor, shuts off as it approaches Highley and the fireman prepare to pass over the single line access token to the signalman.

A few more images from the gala may be found on my
Flickr site here.

comments (10)

These are the engines of my childhood! all that brass and copper!
Les Auld: Mine were all black and grimy, had to travel to Chester to see these locos. Thanks for the comment Bill.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Mar 2010, 08:04
She looks like an oldie but goodie, Les. And she's tootin'her own horn (or is that blowing her own stack?).
Les Auld: Or blowin her own horn, a fine piece of restoration Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Mar 2010, 08:11
Those Manors were such useful locomotives Les: no wonder BR continued building them!
Les Auld: They did have good route availability, grand engines indeed Chris. Thanks for the comment.
FIne shot Les, I spent a day shooting from this spot about 30 years ago, a good viewpoint. The Flickr set if good as well.
Les Auld: Even better now the SVR have built the Engine Shed area with a viewing platform alongside the track. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 10 Mar 2010, 11:53
Les you are a real train buff do get to ride in the engine it self ?
Les Auld: sadly no Vintage, only to see them from the railside. Thanks for the comment.
Shes a beauty smile
Les Auld: And well restored Linda, thanks for the comment.
Another great image Les.Oh for just a sniff of that smoke.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, a very evocative aroma indeed.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Mar 2010, 21:38
Wonderful, and so clean smile
Les Auld: Too clean Louis, it could do with a bit of dirt to make it more realistic. Thanks for the comment.
another nice shot Les, i am sure if you asked they would let you get into the cab
Les Auld: Not while it was moving Derek smile thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Mar 2010, 22:33
Simple way of making sure you don't meet someone coming the other way - but what happens if another train wants to go in the same direction before one has taken the token back?
Les Auld: That is when the signalman earns his money Mike, there is a description of how it works here, http://wapedia.mobi/en/Token_%28railway_signalling%29. Thanks for the comment.

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