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Walkden

 

Walkden was built during World War 2, and was despatched to France to help with the war effort, given the number WD75105. The locomotive is one of only three remaining examples of the class which were sold on to NS (Netherlands State Railways), where she worked until the late 1970s in their coal industry.  Two of her sisters are in the Netherlands - the first being HC1737 - NS8811, which has been returned to steam (with a brand new boiler) at Stoom Stichting Nederland (SSN). The other is HE3165 - NS8826, which is in the Zuid Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij(ZLSM)in Holland.

 

After extensive work she was returned to service in 2008 at the Ribble Steam Railway and is seen here during the recent winter gala.

 

Walkden

 

Walkden was built during World War 2, and was despatched to France to help with the war effort, given the number WD75105. The locomotive is one of only three remaining examples of the class which were sold on to NS (Netherlands State Railways), where she worked until the late 1970s in their coal industry.  Two of her sisters are in the Netherlands - the first being HC1737 - NS8811, which has been returned to steam (with a brand new boiler) at Stoom Stichting Nederland (SSN). The other is HE3165 - NS8826, which is in the Zuid Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij(ZLSM)in Holland.

 

After extensive work she was returned to service in 2008 at the Ribble Steam Railway and is seen here during the recent winter gala.

 

comments (4)

I guess like most WD locomotives they were rugged and simple
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2012, 08:58
A fine & powerful locomotive Les: aesthetically pleasing too
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2012, 11:18
Superb capture Les think there is one like this on the Bodian Railway.

go to s611.photobucket.com/albums/tt197/pedro_eric/
click on all albums then the age of steam and there is a picture of it there. have a look.

Its called Rolvenden.
Fine little loco with quite a history. Good that she's come back home in one piece.

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