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Industrial Steam

 

Last weekend was the Foxfield Light Railway's Autumn Gala with several engines in steam running between the station at Blythe Bridge and the Foxfield Colliery. The line runs through some fine countryside but the prime photographic spot is the Colliery where the locomtives really have to work hard as they pull freight trains up a steep bank out of the Colliery yard.

 

The only working Steam Crane locomotive, made by Dubs and Co in Glasgow in 1901, leads the Bagnall No. 2 engine out of the colliery. The sound of steam locomotives working hard echoed around the Staffordshire countryside.

 

 

 

 

Industrial Steam

 

Last weekend was the Foxfield Light Railway's Autumn Gala with several engines in steam running between the station at Blythe Bridge and the Foxfield Colliery. The line runs through some fine countryside but the prime photographic spot is the Colliery where the locomtives really have to work hard as they pull freight trains up a steep bank out of the Colliery yard.

 

The only working Steam Crane locomotive, made by Dubs and Co in Glasgow in 1901, leads the Bagnall No. 2 engine out of the colliery. The sound of steam locomotives working hard echoed around the Staffordshire countryside.

 

 

 

 

comments (5)

A truly great picture Les.
Les Auld: A truly great little railway Frances, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2011, 07:17
Phew - what a sight! I've never seen a crane loco in steam before: I bet it was in use into the 1950s
Les Auld: It was indeed Chris, I had only seen this in the shed before. Thanks for the comment.
Great stuff Les, a sight to see!
Les Auld: And hear Frank, thanks for the comment.
Excellent shot Les. We considered coming over to Blythe on Sunday but with other things we would have only had a short time so decided to leave it until another time.
Les Auld: It was a good day Brian, the weather held out and the clag was tremendous. Thanks for the comment.
i have never seen anything like this before Les!
Les Auld: Well worth travelling to Foxfield Bill, a great little railway. thanks for the comment.

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