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The Earl on Freight

 

The Welshpool and Llanfiar Railway's Steam Gala opened last Friday and one of the line's original locomotives, 822 The Earl, is seen here approaching the yard at Llanfair Caereinion with a demonstration freight train.

 

The line was opened in 1903 and the Earl, together with it's sister locomotive the Countess, is one of the original locomotives that worked the line. the line was built to carry passengers and light freight along the Banwy valley in the Welsh Borders. Never very successful the line struggled along until 1960 and then in 1962 the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Company Ltd, set up by volounteers, leased the line from British Ral and set in progrees work that would result in a popular narrow gauge preserved railway.

 

The Earl on Freight

 

The Welshpool and Llanfiar Railway's Steam Gala opened last Friday and one of the line's original locomotives, 822 The Earl, is seen here approaching the yard at Llanfair Caereinion with a demonstration freight train.

 

The line was opened in 1903 and the Earl, together with it's sister locomotive the Countess, is one of the original locomotives that worked the line. the line was built to carry passengers and light freight along the Banwy valley in the Welsh Borders. Never very successful the line struggled along until 1960 and then in 1962 the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Company Ltd, set up by volounteers, leased the line from British Ral and set in progrees work that would result in a popular narrow gauge preserved railway.

 

comments (7)

nice capture Les
Les Auld: Thanks Derek smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Sep 2010, 00:44
Good photo its not a large engine
Les Auld: Not really Vintage , thanks for the comment.
I love these little engines and this is a great shot Les
Les Auld: They are rather fine Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2010, 08:10
It's soooo sweet - and proper Great Western too. Hasn't this line got a rather strange gauge - something like 2'6"?
Les Auld: It has indeed Chris, and the engines are in such a fine state as well. Thanks for the comment.
This is nice, Bill. These all seem to be so carefully looked after. Worth the effort though. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, appreciate the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2010, 21:56
That's nice.

Have you edited the picture to make it look old?

Did you notice that there's a new train buff on the site? http://george.shutterchance.com/archive.php
Les Auld: Thanks for the link Ellie, just a touch of desaturation as it was very vivid and my normal processing. But this is how I saw it on the day.
A lovely clean shot Les, sharp, some nice eye contact from the driver and the signalman handing over the token is a nice touch too.
Like it loads, well done.
Les Auld: Thanks George, a bit of patience and it all came together.

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