Tuseday arose grey and damp at 6am as I left to spend the day on the East Lancashire Railway for a photo charter with the Ivatt 46443 on a parcels train. So standing in a cold field, wet underfoot, at Burrs Country Park in Bury time passed. After an hour or so and the train not showing we found out the Ivatt had failed, after another hour or so hoping the locomotive could be repaired the charter was finally cancelled.
So on the way back home passing a roundabout in Leyland a Centurian Tank loomed out of the gloom, one that had not been there a fortnight ago. It had been placed there as a tribute to the factory workers in Leyland where it had been built. The Centurians were built in the Spurrier Works in Leyland, the factory was opened in October 1953 during the Korean crisis. According to one of the workers the tanks were known as the fingerless pahntoms due to the number of workers that lost fingers during their construction. At least a hand per month was lost!
At least I managed a photograph yesterday.
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