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The Crew a Bit Apprehensive

 

The train crew of BR Standard 73129 stand aound looking at the cylinder block of the engine whist it stands at Oxenhope on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. With good reason, an hour or so later it failed and the locomotive had to be hauled back to Haworth shed for repair. It was running fine later in the afternoon.

 

73129 is the only surviving Britiash Rail Standard Class 5 with Caproti valve gear now running on preserved lines in the UK. It will move onto the East Lancashire Railway for their steam gala on the 25th/26th October.

 

 

The Crew a Bit Apprehensive

 

The train crew of BR Standard 73129 stand aound looking at the cylinder block of the engine whist it stands at Oxenhope on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. With good reason, an hour or so later it failed and the locomotive had to be hauled back to Haworth shed for repair. It was running fine later in the afternoon.

 

73129 is the only surviving Britiash Rail Standard Class 5 with Caproti valve gear now running on preserved lines in the UK. It will move onto the East Lancashire Railway for their steam gala on the 25th/26th October.

 

 

comments (7)

It's good to see these old workhorses in action, Les.

Apart from the sign in the foreground, this could be a shot from another age... smile
Les Auld: It could indeed Dave, but these signs just get everywhere. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Oct 2010, 09:05
This could be a genuyine image from steam days Les - great stuff! It always surprises me that more Standard 5s were not preserved. There were five (I think) shedded at Bath Green Park
Les Auld: It is also sad that they were scrapped after such a short life Chris, thanks for the comment.
Excellent photography. A wonderful photograph. Congratulations.
Les Auld: Thanks Shaun, appreciate the comment.
Good shot Les. Caprotti valve gear had mixed fortunes but was reckoned to be expensive but more reliable.
Les Auld: A late comer in the design of British Locomotive Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 14 Oct 2010, 15:48
I like this
Les Auld: Thanks, appreciate the comment.
Lot of atmosphere with that steam Les, and a telling story I think.
Les Auld: Truly a nit of a story Brian, thanks for the comment.
I think they have a little problem, but I am sure they could fix it easily smile
Les Auld: They had and they did Linda, back in service after an hours work. Thanks for the comment.

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