Railways - steamAmong Polyrus' albums
A Stanier duo
A Stanier class Jubilee 5690 'Leander' of 1936, piloting Stanier Black Five 5407 of 1937, at Garsdale with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Pullman' from Carlisle to Hellifield. Explored!
80135 enturing the first stages of restoration
....in the relatively primitive and dimly lit engine shed at Grosmont NYMR in 1974
80135 enjoying a quiet smoke on the NYMR
80135 in BR Green with a train from Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. . At the time one could smoke on a train and this newly restored loco is taking full advantage of the rules in September 1980. Explored!
7821 'Ditcheat Manor' on shed at Aberystwyth
...in June 1963. A scan from the original 35mm slide which was then passed through Google's NIK Color Efex Pro. Ditcheat Manor House was built in the 17th century and is located in the Mendip district of Somerset.
53808 at Masbury summit, S&DJR
with a summer Saturday's only Exmouth-Cleethorpes excursion August 1962. This inter-regional train took almost 11 hours and several loco changes en route from Exmouth to Cleethorpes and/or vice versa, as there was one 10 coach train in each direction, passing each other in Bath, Somerset. A Fowler 7F such as this was generally used for the legs between Bath and Templecombe. A scan from an Ilford 35mm negative which was then passed through Google's NIK Collection, Silver Efex Pro, to try and bring out mor…
32636 by the turntable on Newhaven shed
Known as 'Terriers' these class A1/A1X locos were designed by William Stroudley for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) and this one was built in Brighton Works shortly before most of us were born.... in 1872. 32636 was withdrawn by British Railways in 1963 after over 91 years service. Several of the class survive to this day and this one is preserved as an A1 on the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex under an earlier identity as 672 Fenchurch A scan from a well preserved Agfa slide Explo…
32670, 32636 & 32662 at Newhaven (32636 on Turntable)
Known as 'Terriers' these class A1/A1X locos were designed by William Stroudley for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) and built in Brighton Works during the 1870s. Ten of this class survive to this day including all the ones in this photo. A scan from an Agfa slide, which I have spent hours trying to enhance, but it needs a better person than me to further improve the sky. Best viewed large. Explored! I went out of town for the day yesterday (Thursday). for only the second time this…
32670 resting at Brighton MPD
Known as 'Terriers' these class A1/A1X locos were designed by William Stroudley for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) and this one was built in Brighton Works in late 1872. 32670 was withdrawn by British Railways in 1963 after over 90 years service. Several of the class survive to this day and this one is preserved as 3 Bodiam on the Kent & East Sussex Railway (KESR). A scan from a slide of unknown origins which was amongst my father's railway treasure-chest. Explored!
45699 'Galatea' heading the "Devonian" at Rotherham in 1960
Galatea is an LMS Jubilee Class loco and one of four now preserved from the 191 which were built. The 'Devonian' was an express passenger train which ran between Bradord and Bristol throughout the year and as far as Paignton during the summer months. A restored scan from an acquired slide currently in my possession.