RailPictures.Net Photo: 45407 & 76079 British Railways Ex-LMS Black 5 4-6-0 at Diggle, Lancashire, United Kingdom by Steve Armitage
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Ex-LMS Black 5 4-6-0 (more..)
Approaching Diggle from Uppermill (more..)
Diggle, Lancashire, United Kingdom (more..)
March 04, 2006
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45407 & 76079 (more..)
Steve Armitage (more..)
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Brian Stephenson's superb series of recent postings of images by the late Kenneth Field include a wonderful photograph of a freight train headed by an ex-LNWR 0-8-0 taken just a few hundred yards east of this location. On this perfect March morning in 2006, the expected train was in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. It was bitterly cold with barely a breath of wind. An overnight snow shower had laced the Pennine hills with a magical coating of white as I and several dozen others waited in almost unbearable anticipation. I will never forget the unmistakeable sound of the two steam locomotives approaching at speed, their appearance around the distant curve and the unbearably long wait (film!) that I had indeed captured what I had just witnessed. The finest sight I have ever seen in preservation.
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