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Loco 2857

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One of the visiting steam trains at the ELR's Autumn Steam Gala on Friday. Taken using the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8, at Rawtenstall. The trains that arrive at Rawtenstall un-hitch from the carriages at the front end, then move to the back to pull them back to Bury. This is a good spot to watch them as the move around, the wide angle lens means I can now get the whole engine and tender in frame.

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A bit of a pity about the modern building behind but architects seem to like these steel sheds.......

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That's a rather strange-looking loco. I assume from the eight small drivers that it must be a goods engine, and the short cab roof suggests it's quite old.

 

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Thanks James, apparently this class of loco was built between 1905-1919 for heavy freight work.

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