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Lion   Comments: 3
Photo: Thomas Sutch   Item #: 5222  

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  Old L&M loco, "Lion" just past Gathurst station enroute to Southport, with Springs Branch driver Tony Taylor on the footplate. May 1980.  

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Comments by Colin R, 14th May 2008  bizjets@blueyonder.co.uk 
Albert Ramsdale was the Driver on the Lion, Tony Taylor was acting Fireman, one of the few left at the time who were still passed out as a "fireman."...........For the Rainhill celebrations we had to dig deep to find men still "OK for traction."...............Incidentally Tony was hand picked with Albert for the restoration and steaming of this very important locomotive, the oldest in the world still in full working order.

Comments by TONY COOK, 21st May 2014  tony.cook75@yahoo.com 
Thomas. I am writing a book about my 50 years on the railway and would like to put this photograph into it. Have you any objections

Comments by Patricia nee Taylor, 4th July 2015  patheys@aol.com 
My dad Norman Taylor was a driver out of Springs Branch in the late 1940s/early 50s and died when I was 5, 1953. Anybody know of him? We lived in a railway cottage in Pemberton.Memories...

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