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photoblog image approaching Ramsbottom

approaching Ramsbottom

 

The East Lancashire railway held their February Steam Event last weekend and the stars of the weekend were two ex British Rail Standard 4 Tank engines, 80080 and 80072, seen here approaching Ramsbottom station in a cloud of smoke.

 

 

approaching Ramsbottom

 

The East Lancashire railway held their February Steam Event last weekend and the stars of the weekend were two ex British Rail Standard 4 Tank engines, 80080 and 80072, seen here approaching Ramsbottom station in a cloud of smoke.

 

 

comments (4)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Mar 2011, 08:51
That's a lot of power available with two of these 2-6-4s Les
Les Auld: I suspect that is why they are so successful in preservation Chris,. thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Mar 2011, 09:02
It wouldn't be the same without its cloud of smoke, Les, would it!
Les Auld: Not at all Ginnie, generally no smoke and steam no picture, except when they are not moving. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 2 Mar 2011, 09:15
I like the view of the driver just keeping an eye out.
Les Auld: Watching the flag man on the crossing Chad, thanks for the comment.
These proved highly successful engines and according to a book I have been browsing there are 15 of them preserved.
Les Auld: Very successful in preservation as well Bill, and fine looking to boot. Thanks for th4e comment.

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