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Springs branch 60s
Photo: John Daniel
Views: 627
Item #: 32587
Loco springs branch depot

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 7th July 2020 at 13:58

I remember Springs Branch so well. Fantastic photo.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 7th July 2020 at 14:03

Such powerful giants. This country, the originator of railways, and the age of steam, to the world, Why is it, now, that we seem to be lagging behind other Nations, in relation to railways.

Comment by: John on 7th July 2020 at 14:16

Ayrshire Yeomanry

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 7th July 2020 at 16:46

LMS Black 5.
Designer William Stanier 1935, withdrawn in Aug 1968 (the end of steam for BR) scrapped in Dec that year and carried the name Ayrshire Yeomanry.

Comment by: john on 7th July 2020 at 19:29

Great pic

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 7th July 2020 at 22:25

TV and other sources don't seem to have much space for 'black trains with glittering gold letters'. Perhaps I'm wrong, though. Just a thought.

Comment by: Arthur on 8th July 2020 at 08:27

I don't follow philips comment????????
Great photo of our railway past.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 8th July 2020 at 09:32

No problem Arthur. It's just that I can't recall having seen black trains with the said lettering on TV docs and in books - all I've seen are the 'named varieties' in red, green and blue livery. But then, I don't chase-up the hidden, with the vim of buff; I've seen the old boy from The Titfield Thunderbolt, though - in the Liverpool museum, about three years ago. Thanks.

Comment by: Jarvo on 16th July 2020 at 19:13

Phil: You've obviously never lived, old boy...

Comment by: Jarvo on 16th July 2020 at 19:23

A Crewe North (5A) engine.

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