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Photo: Thomas Sutch
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Item #: 5222
Old L&M loco, "Lion" just past Gathurst station enroute to Southport, with Springs Branch driver Tony Taylor on the footplate. May 1980.

Comment by: Colin R on 14th May 2008 at 14:59

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.

Comment by: TONY COOK on 21st May 2014 at 12:41

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

Comment by: Patricia nee Taylor on 4th July 2015 at 20:09

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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