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The Mickey Mouse

 

The ex LMS Ivatt Design 2-6-0 Class 2 locomotive, 46443, straying far from it's usual haunts on the Seven Valley Railway, appears at Rawtenstall during the Winter Steam Gala on the east Lancashire Railway. Popular engines during their steam days, the class were nick-named "Mickey Mouse" by Brtish Rail staff.

 

The Mickey Mouse

 

The ex LMS Ivatt Design 2-6-0 Class 2 locomotive, 46443, straying far from it's usual haunts on the Seven Valley Railway, appears at Rawtenstall during the Winter Steam Gala on the east Lancashire Railway. Popular engines during their steam days, the class were nick-named "Mickey Mouse" by Brtish Rail staff.

 

comments (5)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jan 2011, 06:34
These and the tank engine equivalent were true maids of all work Les: super engines!
Les Auld: They had so many design features in common Chris and the design extended into BR days, thanks for the comment.
looks a sturdy functional workhorse
Les Auld: She is Martin, thanks for the comment.
Good shot of a great engine Les. Being a LNER man I wasn't aware until recently, after reading a book, of the nickname for these, I guess it must be a LMR thing.
Les Auld: The BR 78xx engines were also nick-named the same Brian, thanks for the comment.
They've done wonders keeping these engines going..Lovely shot of it Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, appreciate the comment.
I photographed her on the Severn Valley not so long ago. a gran old workhorse!
Les Auld: And quite interesting lines as well, thanks for the comment.

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