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42765 crossing Brooksbottom viaduct at Summerseat

42765 crossing Brooksbottom viaduct at Summerseat
...on the East Lancs Railway in 1995.
This loco colloquially known as a 'crab' was built in 1927 and withdrawn from service by British Railways at the end of 1966. Almost twelve years later it was rescued from a scrapyard in south Wales and restored.

HFF!

SV1XV, Berny, Erika Akire, Schussentäler and 18 other people have particularly liked this photo


44 comments - The latest ones
 GoSloMo
GoSloMo club
Brings back lovely memories. HFF
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to GoSloMo club
Thank you, Helen.
Long may you have those memories.

HFF!
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Quite a good looking crab:-) HFF, Neil!
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Gudrun club
I agree but I would not recommend trying to eat a whole one.

HFF, Gudrun!
2 years ago.
 Old Owl
Old Owl club
HFF. A beautifully evocative image.
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Old Owl club
Thank you for your nice words. HFF to you too!
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Locomotive Breath ! Immer wieder schön ! HFF und ein schönes Wochenende !
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Ulrich John club
Many thanks, Ulrich.
HFF and a hope you enjoy your weekend.
2 years ago.
 Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal club
Lovely nostalgic image......HFF and fab weekend Neil!
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Cheryl Beal club
Thanks a lot on both counts.

HFF, Cheryl
2 years ago.
 Tractacus
Tractacus club
I remember riding behind one of these from Manchester London Road - as it then was - to Stockport Edgeley. Running on the Up Fast Line, we were overtaken on the adjacent Up Slow Line by a light engine Black 5!
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Tractacus club
That is some memory you have there and I hope you are able to hang on to it!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
HFF and have a good weekend!
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Andy Rodker club
Thank you and likewise to you, Andy.

HFF!
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully captured.
HFF and a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks a lot, Jaap.

HFF and the best of weekends to you.
2 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
A steamy HFF for you Neil...and enjoy your weekend ;)
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew club
Many thanks, Tanja. Some rain would certainly make is steamy around here....following all the hot weather we have had of late.

HFF and a happy weekend to you and yours.
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A terrific capture Ian, thank god for the South Wales scrapyards.
HFF and a great weekend
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thank you, Roger.
A very belated HFF in return.
2 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles club
HFF Neil. Good to have you back after a while of silence.
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Tacheles club
Many thanks, Norbert. I've missed this group but I'm not sure of being back regularly just yet, as it takes up most of a Friday and also the weekend trying to keep up with comments.

A very belated HFF!
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...with lots of steam...HFF...
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Erika Akire club
Thank you, Erika and a very belated HFF to you.
2 years ago.
 cp_u
cp_u club
HFF! Great catch!
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to cp_u club
Many thanks and a very belated HFF.
2 years ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
Fantastic archive shot Neil, great one for the HFF.
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to HappySnapper club
Thanks a lot, Maurice. This was once a common sight but similar views can be still be seen, thanks to much effort from some dedicated people.

A very belated HFF and best wishes.
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Great to see you come steaming back Neil................especially with such a nostalgic image..!!

HFF to you and I hope you have a good weekend.
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Keith Burton club
Many thanks, Keith.
Best w/e of the year so far for me as I managed to get out and about both days. Hope it went well for you.
A very belated HFF.
2 years ago.
Keith Burton club has replied to Polyrus
Glad to hear you're getting out and about again Neil. I also had a good weekend thanks.
2 years ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
What a lovely shot indeed

Wishing you an HFF and hope you have a good weekend also

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to S Drury club
Thank you, Steve. The weekend went well.

A very belated HFF and have a good week.
2 years ago.
 Xata
Xata club
Nostalgy...HFF and nice weekend
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Xata club
Many thanks, Isabel.

HFF and good wishes for the week ahead.
2 years ago.
 LutzP
LutzP club
Beautiful engine and shot, Neil. HFF and enjoy the weekend
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to LutzP club
Thanks a lot, Lutz.

A very belated HFF and best wishes for a good week.
2 years ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Excellent capture.
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to John FitzGerald club
Many thanks, John.
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Gorgeous !
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Pam J club
So is this view! No so outside here as we are experiencing the first heavy rain for several weeks.
2 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely image, Neil. Slightly belated HFF.
2 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to tiabunna club
Thank you, George. Unfortunately an extremely belated HFF back at you.
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...smell the steam...HFF...
2 years ago.

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