Andrew Howe

Andrew Howe

Posted on 08/18/2013

Photo taken on August 18, 2013

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45305 Canal Locks, Chester

45305 Canal Locks, Chester
Black Five Steam Locomotive 45305, leaving Chester, running over the Shropshire Union Canal, on it's way to Holyhead, with 'the North Wales Coast Express'. This is one of my favorite locations, as I think canal's, bridges and railways fit together really well, part of our industrial past, some fantastic thing the engine is too, beautifully preserved, and looked after.

This locomotive, was one of the last in service on British Railways, 45305 survived to the last month of steam on British Railways, She was even a candidate for the well known Fifteen Guinea Special which ran on Aug 11th 1968 but sadly the night before the trip she was failed with a collapsed firebox brick arch and had to be replaced by sister engine 45110. And she was withdrawn from service at Lostock Hall shed in August of the same year.

Since then she has been beautifully preserved and also had a mainline certificate and has been based on the preserved Great Central Railway in Leicestershire. Long may she continue :)

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Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Great Work Seen in! I have seen her Many times on the S+C and the west coast line!

B&W Group
4 years ago.
superb lines,
well composed Andrew !
4 years ago.