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Beatrice on Diner Duty


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No7 Beatrice, Hunslet No 2705 built in 1945 and worked at The Ackton Hall Colliery Co near Pontefract, was sold into preservation in 1976. The loco has been operating at Embsay Steam Railway since 1982, which is longer than her industrial career. Here she is pulling the dining coaches...

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Good to see some of the little workaday engines getting their day in the sun.

10 hours ago, Ryewolf said:

The loco has been operating at Embsay Steam Railway since 1982, which is longer than her industrial career.

That's quite likely true of most preserved steam engines, only the pre-WWI survivors and a few industrial engines that continued to work until very late could have been in service longer than preservation. Years of actual running is of course a different matter as the overhaul cycle tends to be long in preservation.

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On 07/06/2021 at 12:54, Paul said:

Looks really small compared to others you see Geoff.

Yes, the Embsay Steam Railway only seems to have these smaller ex-coalboard loco's

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