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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 1/7

During our Yorkshire Dales holiday in July we went to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway, not far from Skipton. Being a weekday, and a small railway, they only ran trains with one locomotive the day we were there. Here the crew are busy checking out something at Bolton Abbey before running round the train for the next journey to Embsay at the other end of the line.

 

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 1/7

During our Yorkshire Dales holiday in July we went to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway, not far from Skipton. Being a weekday, and a small railway, they only ran trains with one locomotive the day we were there. Here the crew are busy checking out something at Bolton Abbey before running round the train for the next journey to Embsay at the other end of the line.

 

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 3 Feb 2014, 02:27
Nice sense of action here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Good to see men of a certain age enjoying themselves.
I like the guys reflection on the side!
Brian Walbey: Yes the engine must have been polished quite well for that to show up.
Cant beat an old engine rolling down the track ...with the whistle blowing smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed you can't Shane. You will find there are quite a few of us older guys on SC.who are steam railway fans, I'm one of them!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Feb 2014, 06:37
Good to see all the activity, Brain - it makes them come alive
Brian Walbey: Yes and nice to see two guys of my age enjoying themselves playing trains.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Feb 2014, 06:41
These USA tanks were bought as US army surplus by the Southern Railway after WW2. I well remember them working in Southampton docks. Maybe Alan will too
Brian Walbey: My 1957/58 ABC Combined Volume (yes I've still got it) shows at that time there were still 14 of these in use at time of publication, sadly I don't have any of them crossed off, so it was good to see this one in action and ride behind it.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Feb 2014, 07:23
I've noticed how many of the crew, Brian, are old geezers like us! Is there a younger group ready to take charge when the day comes???
Brian Walbey: You've hit upon the big problem Ginnie, a subject for much discussion within our heritage steam railways. Most of the personnel are "old geezers" as you call us, and the next generation down can be found working and driving the trains, but after that there could be real problems, only a small handful of current young people are even remotely interested.
always love these old trains
Brian Walbey: Well you know by now that I do Chantal.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Feb 2014, 10:02
Great capture
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
A nice little scene,Brian,very evocative.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank, and it was good to have seen this engine, I didn't see any at all when I was young.
Looks well cared for......lovely shot Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Yes it is in very good condition.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 3 Feb 2014, 11:12
Is that the late Fred Dibna's nephew Brian.
Brian Walbey: Could be Chad, he cane from up that way I guess smile
Choo Choo... the trains says...
Brian Walbey: Nothing like the sound of a steam engine working hard.
Back to your best Brian... nice capture..
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ronke.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 3 Feb 2014, 18:14
Checking to see if the spuds were cooked enough.
Brian Walbey: Egg and Bacon on the shovel is the favourite I think Richard smile
Superb Brian. I am amazed by the maintenance work done!
Brian Walbey: yes this engine was particularly turned out.
Nice working shot Brian, still in the age of steam smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. If there's a steam railway near where we go on holidays then I will always try and pay a visit. Maureen's used to it by now smile
Thanks to Tiff for identifying this. Not a locomotive i have ever seen
Brian Walbey: Yes I never saw one either Bill until this one.
A well-polished engine!
Brian Walbey: yes extremely well turned out Tom.
That looks like a very happy man
Brian Walbey: Playing with big boys toys Sarah.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2014, 21:52
Ah ... now this brings back memories. This class of loco used to work on Southampton Docks. They were built in Pennsylvania in 1942. They were were very successful in the docks because of the very sharp curves and the fact they could haul heavy freight and passenger trains and last until 1962 when they were replaced with the Class 07 diesel electric locos. Goodness.. I sound just like an anorak! Help!!
Brian Walbey: You've backed up Chris's comment when he said he thought you would remember these. Sadly I never saw any during BR.days.
great shot of a fine looking well maintained loco.
Brian Walbey: Yes it does seem to be very well looked after.

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