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photoblog image Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 4/7

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 4/7

Back at Bolton Abbey after a round-trip journey to Embsay and back the train departs once more hauled by the locomotive that originated in the U.S.A.. The Southern region USA class were ex-United States Army Transportation Corps S100 Class steam locomotives purchased by the Southern Railway after the end of the Second World War. They were shipped to Great Britain in 1943 and stored awaiting the invasion of Mainland Europe, after which many were shipped to Europe, but others, including those purchased, had hardly been used and were lying around in dumps awaiting disposal.

 

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 4/7

Back at Bolton Abbey after a round-trip journey to Embsay and back the train departs once more hauled by the locomotive that originated in the U.S.A.. The Southern region USA class were ex-United States Army Transportation Corps S100 Class steam locomotives purchased by the Southern Railway after the end of the Second World War. They were shipped to Great Britain in 1943 and stored awaiting the invasion of Mainland Europe, after which many were shipped to Europe, but others, including those purchased, had hardly been used and were lying around in dumps awaiting disposal.

 

comments (13)

What a great shot brian.....all aboard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shane, I took a series as it moved off, this was the best of the bunch.
This is a classic shot to me! Steam puffing away, conductor hanging out the window!!
Brian Walbey: Yes the standard three-quarter angle shot, Frank will know about that if you want to air your knowledge smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2014, 05:55
Very nice Brian: competition material surely!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I might give this a try but if the judge isn't much of a train fan then it loses a couple of marks, cut throat business these competitions!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 6 Feb 2014, 07:13
The driver looks very happy.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure he is Richard, he gets to drive, I didn't smile
this is a great composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, this is the most popular angle at which to take a train.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Feb 2014, 08:05
Chris is right - a classical railway photograph! And even the driver is looking out of his window - a familiar photo of my youth!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, I might give this a try but if the judge isn't much of a train fan then it loses a couple of marks, cut throat business these competitions!
Nice one Brian! She has the look of a rugged little locomotive
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, she does indeed look very sturdy, certainly I would think well capable of pulling a longer train than this.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Feb 2014, 08:06
The American construction is immediately obvious from this; they also seem to have bits tacked on to the outside which are hidden on UK locos. Lots of atmosphere in this and the chap hanging out makes this for me.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, and nobody on the platform, with a Midland style signal box at the end of the platform also. The one thing I'm not keen on with continental engines is all the bits and pieces hanging of the engine here and there, somehow we managed to get most of that stuff out of the way apart from things like Westinghouse brake pumps on some small locos.
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 6 Feb 2014, 10:33
A fine-looking Yankee Workhorse, Brian...good that there is still one or two in action.
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't she a fine loco, only time I've ever seen one of these.
And the train is off
Brian Walbey: Indeed Previ, we'd just made our journey, time to get the camera out.
What a beautiful coupling Brian! Superb capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, altogether they do make a fine looking train don't they.
Nice shot Brian, an empty platform
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, the train was just moving off so everybody was on that.
Perfect and totally an amazing shot Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ronke.

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