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Mist in the Valley

 

The Worth Valley yesterday morning was shrouded in mist and rain in the early morning as the Coal Tank Charter on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway got underway. At Haworh the freight train was being shunted to form the correct consist for the day.

 

The 'Coal Tank' was built by the London & North Western Railway at Crewe Works. Designed by the Chief Engineer of the LNWR, Francis W Web, it was originally intended to provide  greater operational flexibility over shorter journeys, it was known as a 'Side Tank Coal Engine' - or 'Coal Tank', as they became more commonly known, they were introduced in 1881.

 

58926 was taken out of service in 1999 for its third and most extensive overhaul since it was bought for preservation over 45 years ago. It was returned to service in late 2011.

 

 

 

 

Mist in the Valley

 

The Worth Valley yesterday morning was shrouded in mist and rain in the early morning as the Coal Tank Charter on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway got underway. At Haworh the freight train was being shunted to form the correct consist for the day.

 

The 'Coal Tank' was built by the London & North Western Railway at Crewe Works. Designed by the Chief Engineer of the LNWR, Francis W Web, it was originally intended to provide  greater operational flexibility over shorter journeys, it was known as a 'Side Tank Coal Engine' - or 'Coal Tank', as they became more commonly known, they were introduced in 1881.

 

58926 was taken out of service in 1999 for its third and most extensive overhaul since it was bought for preservation over 45 years ago. It was returned to service in late 2011.

 

 

 

 

comments (4)

Magnificent photo! It's like a time travel ...I love the atmosphere that you get the picture.

Un saludo desde EspaƱa!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Feb 2012, 07:13
This is a fine atmospheric shot Les: it is a minor miracle that this locomotive survived long enough to be preserved
Great atmospheric shot of a tough little engine
A great shot Les, it takes me back to when my Dad worked at our local station and managed to get me on to the yard shunter some mornings during the school holidays, great times.

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