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Lion on the main line!
Lion on the main line!
Photo: Mick Langton
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Item #: 9641
Lion passing Springs Branch on its way to Bold for Rocket 150, Harry Goulding at the controls.
May 1980. Can you imagine this happening on todays railway? I don't think so!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th February 2009 at 23:25

`Lion` is in the Power Hall at Manchester Science & Industry Museum.

Comment by: Tom on 1st March 2009 at 10:54

Albert Ramsdale at the controls Mick, Tony Taylor out of sight on the shovel.

Comment by: Mick Langton on 1st March 2009 at 14:46

Thanks Tom, sorry for the mistake!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st March 2009 at 23:01

Further to my previous comment: the `Lion` is now in Liverpool and is being pepared for display in the Museum of Liverpool, which is to be opened in 2012.

Comment by: TONY COOK on 21st May 2014 at 12:52

Mike. I worked for many years at Wigan as a relief signalman and am writing a book about my experiences. Would it be possible for me to include this great photograph in it?

Comment by: Jill Bent on 22nd December 2021 at 20:47

Albert Ramdale was my Grandad and I remember being there to see him drive it

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