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.
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