Posted on 07/28/2014

Photo taken on April 14, 2014

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By 4F to the seaside

By 4F to the seaside
Long-time Saltley resident Fowler 0.6.0 44520 is steaming in fine style past Woodcroft Crossing, north of Peterborough on 9 June 1962. The 4F was working a Leicester to Great Yarmouth excursion which I guess would have been routed via March and Thetford. It appears that at this location there is only a foot crossing over the Midland line, but that the parallel ECML required a bridge. Looking at Google Earth, it appears to be now just one long crossing, the footbridge having gone.

Scanned from a 6x6cm size negative taken by the late Mervyn Mason, now in my collection.

Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters
We used to get 4Fs on excursions to Burnham-on-sea. They could cope with a good load. Nice to see one at speed. They only ambled up the line from Highbridge. To see one arriving at Burnham station please see - www.ipernity.com/doc/philsutters/26460513
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Steve Banks
Steve Banks
A 4F was once used out of Scarborough on the "Scarborough Flyer", complete with headboard! I think the exhaust blacked out the town for a while... :)
3 years ago.