RailPictures.Net Photo: 34092 Wells British Railways West Country class 4-6-2 at Keighley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom by Steve Armitage
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» British Railways (more..)
» West Country class 4-6-2 (more..)
» Keighley Bank, Keighley, West Yorkshire 
» Keighley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (more..)
» April 05, 2015
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» 34092 Wells (more..)
» Unknown
» Steve Armitage (more..)
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Two operating characteristics epitomise the West Country class of Pacifics designed by Oliver Bulleid of the Southern Railway. The fierce exhaust, often referred to as 'volcanic' and a reputation for being less than sure-footed when starting. The first was well in evidence as can be seen here, of the second there wasn't a trace. The climb out of Keighley begins with a sharp right hand curve on an extremely stiff climb out of the town. This requires an excellent driving technique and today's crew showed consummate skill.
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