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Two of the East Lancashire Railway's industrial locomotives haul a freight train through Ramsbottom on its way back to Bury during the recent Steam Gala.

 

Ex Manchester Ship Canal Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T No. 680 of 1903 "Gothenburg" was in it's guise of Thomas the Tank Engine and ex  War Department 75113, WD 132 "Sapper" esplendant in dark green with white tyrewalls.


 

 

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Two of the East Lancashire Railway's industrial locomotives haul a freight train through Ramsbottom on its way back to Bury during the recent Steam Gala.

 

Ex Manchester Ship Canal Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T No. 680 of 1903 "Gothenburg" was in it's guise of Thomas the Tank Engine and ex  War Department 75113, WD 132 "Sapper" esplendant in dark green with white tyrewalls.


 

 

comments (5)

Another great picture of wonderful engines Tom. You mentioned the Manchester Ship Canal, my grandfather, worked building the canal, he came to the UK, from Ireland, and lived for a time in a place called Salford.
Les Auld: Thank you Frances. Interesting to hear that your grandfather worked on the Ship Canal, or the Big Ditch, Salford is the far end, although the docks are no no longer active. I posted a modern view of the canal at Salford a while ago, http://les.shutterchance.com/image/2011/01/13/the-new-build-at-salford-quays/ The Mersey Ferries run a regular trip down the canal, one day I'll manage to fit the trip in.

Thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Oct 2011, 06:26
Lovely stuff Les: I think these WD saddle tanks were powerful beasts
Les Auld: They were designed for high power over short distances Chris, thanks for the comment.
It is lovely to see kids faces when they see Thomas!
Les Auld: They are very popular with the visitors Bill, and usually makes quite a bit of money for the railway. Thanks for the comment.
Nice one Les, i keep missing all these local gala days .
Les Auld: The next one is in January, probably, thanks for the comment Mick.
Very good shot Les, little tanks like this are something the GCR don't seem to want to run sadly. I see Thomas and Bob the Builder have just been sold to the Mattel organisation in the USA, however many times has Thomas changed hands over the past few years, R.W.Awdry would turn in his grave if he knew.
Les Auld: Thomas is such big business these days Brian, and I'm not sure it is for the better, thanks for the comment.

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