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 THIS SERIES OF PAGES SHOWS ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORKING STEAM
ON THE LMS AND LNWR REGIONS DURING THE STEAM ERA,
AND UP TO THE PRESENT DAY PRESERVATION SPECIALS,
WHICH HAVE NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED BEFORE.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED SO PLEASE CONTACT THIS
WEBSITE, THROUGH THE EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE HOMEPAGE,
  BEFORE ANY ATTEMPT IS MADE TO COPY OR PUBLISH ANY IMAGE.

ANY SUBMISSIONS OF RELEVANT MATERIAL WOULD BE WELCOME.


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COMPILED AND EDITED BY GEOFF POOLE
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August 25th 2010.
Three great distance shots from "John - of Frodsham ", are shown below, showing LMS class 2-8-0 8F no. 48151 earlier today
with the "Welsh Mountaineer" taking a bend with the River Conwy on the approach to Tal y Cafn station en route to Blaenau Ffestiniog.





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August 25th 2010.
I took the shot below, earlier today across the River Conwy looking towards Glan Conwy,
showing LMS class 8F 2-8-0 no. 48151 with the last of this years "Welsh Mountaineer" (1Z43)
on it's way to Blaenau Ffestiniog from Preston.



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August 25th 2010.
Dave Wood of Rainhill has provided a good photo of today's "Welsh Mountaineer" (1Z43) pulled by LMS Class
8F 2-8-0 no.48151 on the West Coast main line at Winwick Junction.



Dave Wood has also sent in two shots taken at York below.

The first shows  "new build" 60163 "TORNADO" On August 14th 2010
with the Cathedrals Express.



This next shot also at York, shows Royal Scot 46115 "Scots Guardsman" waiting to leave
with the "Waverley" on August 15th 2010



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August 24th 2010.
John of Frodsham has sent in this great selection of shots of 6201 "Princess Elizabeth"
on the North Wales Coast Express last Sunday, August 22nd 2010.


This shot shows "Lizzie" emerging from the "tube" at Conwy Castle on the outward leg.






The next shot shows 6201 running through Deganwy station on the homeward leg.





This next shot is a superb example of the difficult art of flash photography of moving steam.
John has got it just right, in this almost surreal image of "Lizzie" trundling into Frodsham station on her way home.




This shot shows 6201 at Llanddulas with the outward leg.



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August 22nd 2010.
LMS Princess Class no. 46201 "Princess Elizabeth" is seen below with today's (1Z62) North Wales Coast Express
approaching the Llandudno flyover bridge at Pensarn on her way to Llandudno Junction - Llandudno -
Holyhead - Liverpool Lime Street.



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August 21st 2010.
My three shots below are of GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 no. 5043 "Earl of Mount Edgcumbe"
earlier today with the "North Wales Explorer" Tyseley - Llandudno Junction - Langley Green.
The special (1Z43) was due in at 6G at 10.26am where all passengers had the option of three road coach trips
to The Welsh Highland Railway, the Ffestiniog Railway or a tour of Snowdonia.
5043 was then due to leave the Junction (1Z50) at 11.32am, light engine to the Valley triangle for turning and
returning to the Junction at 14.56 to wait for the passengers to return from their trips.


The first photo shows 5043 approaching Station Road bridge at Mochdre.





The next shot shows 5043 pulling away after an unscheduled signal stop at
Pensarn bridge, which made the train about 15 minutes late at the Junction.





The last shot shows the "Castle" waiting to uncouple and depart from 6G, light engine, to Valley for turning.




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August 14th 2010.
Two great shots by "John" of Frodsham, showing A4 60009 "Union of South Africa with the "North Wales Coast Express"
at Conwy castle on August 25th 2008.
The first shows the returning train from Holyhead and the second shows "number 9" about to enter the "tube"
at the castle on the outward leg





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May 29th 2009.

I was born on July 8th 1946 and did all of my train spotting in the Liverpool area around Allerton.
My favourite "spotting "location was Heath Road bridge where most of the moving shots were taken from.

All of the photographs below were taken with my first camera, which was a fixed lens "Coronet",
which was all I could afford at the time.
 
It was unfortunate but this camera was totally unsuitable for
my passion of capturing moving steam trains, but I had to make the best of what I had.

The following shots are all I have salvaged from those halcyon days which still bring back
so many breathtaking memories for me.

As you will see the quality of most of the shots is poor but I thought it was still
worthwhile publishing them as another record of what it was
like to be growing up as a train spotter during those "Glorious Years".
(Geoff Poole)



This first shot shows an unidentified Class 5 with a down express to Liverpool Lime street
passing an up goods, with Speke Junction shed (8C) in the background.
The shot is undated, but I think it would probably be the winter of 1959.
Around about the time of the death of my all time hero Buddy Holly.





Coronation class 46229 "Duchess of Hamilton" pulls the down "Merseyside Express"
approaching Heath Road bridge, Allerton.
(undated but probably 1959/60)






An unidentified 8F "Austerity" 2-8-0 WD waits at the "iron bridge" footbridge,
over the London - Liverpool main line, with Speke Junction shed (8C) in the background mist.





Jubilee class 45613 "Kenya" rests at Liverpool Lime Street. (circa 1960)





An unidentified class 5 with a down goods approaching Heath Road bridge, Allerton. (circa 1960)





Jubilee class 45629 "Straits Settlement" with a down express to Liverpool Lime Street
at Allerton (circa 1960).






Unidentified "Scot" at (8A) Edge Hill shed  (circa 1959).





An unidentified "Jubilee"  approaching Heath Road bridge, Allerton (circa 1960).





0-8-0 7F No. 48942,  LNW class G2a Bowen - Cooke G1 superheated design of 1912 rebuilt with G2
boiler and Belpaire firebox, rests at Edge Hill shed (8A) circa 1960.





Unidentified Jubilee at Edge Hill shed (8A) circa 1960.





Unidentified Jubilee class approaches Heath Road bridge, Allerton with an "up" express
Liverpool Lime street - London Euston. (circa 1960).




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May 14th 2010.

 
The following batch of photographs were taken by Jim Fenton, who supplied the data for his train spotting pages
on this web site, as well as editing his deceased friend's data to compile the PHIL SEYMOUR DATA PAGE.

Jim took the following unique photos during the "GLORIOUS YEARS" when steam was still prevalent in our region.

I have included Jim's observations with each photograph.


A short note from Jim Fenton is reproduced below.

Below is a description of each photograph with as much information regarding the locomotive as I can find.
I hope the information is of interest. I apologise for the quality of many of the photographs,
this being due to a combination of my pathetic photographic skills (still to master them!)
and the use of a basic Kodak Brownie camera.
Enjoy!!

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An unidentified Stanier 5MT awaits at the south end of Preston station to take forward a
Glasgow – Liverpool Exchange express (1966).





Ivatt 4F-A 2-6-0 No. 43106 (now preserved) stands at Blackpool South station with a train from Preston (1967).





Stanier 8F 2-8-0 No. 48212 wheezes through Crewe station with an unfitted train of “windcutters” towards the Chester line (1966).
The locomotive is obviously in poor steaming condition!
This is one of my most enduring trainspotting memories as the poor engine struggled through the station with its long train.





Fairburn 4P-E 2-6-4T No. 42546 awaits its fate at Lostock Hall shed (10D) on 21/10/1967.
The locomotive was cut up at Campbells of Airdrie on 31/12/1967.




Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 No. 45345 rests on Blackpool North shed (10B) in early 1968.
The locomotive was cut up at Drapers of Hull on 30/09/1968.






Stanier JUBE 4-6-0 No. 45593 Kholapur (now preserved) awaits the “off” from Platform 1 at Crewe on 08/04/1967.
The locomotive had just attached to the South West Railway Society tour to Aberdeen from Euston.





Riddles BRIT 4-6-2 No. 70022 Tornado simmers on Blackpool North shed (10B) on 22/10/1967,
two months prior to withdrawal. The locomotive was cut up at Wards of Inverkeithing on 12/03/1968.




Stanier 8F 2-8-0 No. 48323 on Blackpool North shed (10B). Although out of steam the coal piled high in the tender
gives the impression that there was possibly still some mileage left in the engine. 



Ivatt 4F-A 2-6-0 No. 43029 sits on the “scrap line” at Lostock Hall shed (10D) on 21/10/1967,
having been withdrawn on 30/09/1967. The engine was cut up on 28/02/1968 by Motherwell Machinery and Scrap at Wishaw.





On a rain soaked day Riddles BR9F 2-10-0 No. 92120 awaits its last journey at Crewe South shed (5B)
on 27/08/1966. She was cut up at Birds of Long Marston on 28/02/1968.




On an overcast day at Croes Newydd shed (6C) in June 1966 Hawksworth 2F 0-6-0T No. 1638 (now preserved)
and Collett 4F 0-6-0T No. 9610 rests by the coaling stage.
The latter locomotive met its end at Cashmores of Newport on 31/01/1967.





Stanier 8F 2-8-0 No. 48386 sits on Blackpool North shed (10B) on 22/10/1967.
Although her disposal date is unknown, it looks as if a trip to the scrapyard is not too far off.

Jim is right! according to Hugh Longworth's reference book 48386 was withdrawn in August 1967 and
scrapped in November 1968. (Geoff Poole)




A classic view of Lostock Hall shed (10D) on 21/10/1967. Surprisingly, I had the shed
virtually to myself that Saturday afternoon. Why didn't I take more photos?




Riddles WD8 2-8-0 No. 90155 speeds along the Crewe Avoiding Lines with a northbound freight (1966).
Withdrawn from Wakefield shed on 31/01/1967, it was cut up on 31/05/1967 by Cox and Danks of Wadsley Bridge.




The fireman is about to clean out the smokebox of Riddles BR4/1 2-6-0 No. 75046 on Croes Newydd shed (6C) in June 1966.
The locomotive was withdrawn from Stoke shed on 31/08/1967 and disposed off by Birds of Long Marston on 28/02/1968.




Riddles BR4/2 2-6-0 No. 76047 rests on Llandudno Junction shed (6G) on 28/05/1966.
The locomotive was withdrawn on 31/12/1966 from Chester and cut up at Cashmores of Newport on 30/06/1967.





Riddles BR5 4-6-0 No. 73157 eases a Manchester Exchange – Llandudno train across the Llandudno Junction level crossing.
The Patricroft-based locomotive was withdrawn on 31/05/1968 and disposed off by Cashmores of Great Bridge on 31/08/1968.

6G can be seen in the background. The shed is unfortunately blocked by the exhaust but the entrance
to the carriage shed can clearly be seen. ....... Geoff Poole.





Riddles BR4/2 2-6-0 No. 76047 rests on Llandudno Junction shed (6G) on 28/05/1966.
The locomotive was withdrawn on 31/12/1966 from Chester and cut up at Cashmores of Newport on 30/06/1967.
My best mate Michael Owen is for scale!!!





Riddles BR5 4-6-0 No. 73014 sits disused on Crewe South shed (5B) on 27/08/1966.
The engine was withdrawn from Bolton on 31/07/1967 and cut up at Cashmores of Newport on 31/01/1968.





Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 No. 45156 “Ayrshire Yeomanry” passes Poulton le Fylde with the RCTS Lancastrian No. 2 Tour on 20/04/1968.
The locomotive was en route to Fleetwood, where it was replaced by 70013 “Oliver Cromwell”.
The locomotive was withdrawn from Rose Grove (10F) on 31/08/1968 and didn’t make it into 1969, being disposed of at
Wards of Beighton on New Years Eve 1968.




Riddles BRIT 4-6-2 No. 70013 “Oliver Cromwell” (now preserved) approaches Poulton le Fylde on the
Lancastrian No. 2 tour on 20/04/1968, having taken over from 45156 at Fleetwood. 




Riddles BRIT 4-6-2 No. 70013 “Oliver Cromwell” (now preserved) passes Poulton le Fylde on the
Lancastrian No. 2 tour on 20/04/1968, having taken over from 45156 at Fleetwood. 




Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 No. 45156 “Ayrshire Yeomanry” passes Poulton le Fylde on its way back to Preston,
having just come off the Lancastrian No. 2 tour at Fleetwood on 20/04/1968.




Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 No. 45031 approaches Colwyn Bay station on the Fast line with an up express (1966).
The photo was taken by the Colwyn Bay Hotel (now demolished).
Shame I was a bit too quick with the shutter! The engine ended its days at Speke Junction (8C) and was scrapped by
Cashmores of Great Bridge on 30/11/1967.





Riddles BRIT 4-6-2 No. 70000 “Britannia”  at speed!




Riddles WD8 2-8-0 No. 90363 sits forlorn amongst rows of fellow workhorses on Crewe South shed (5B) on 27/08/1966.
  She trundled on, ending her days on 30/06/1967 at Wakefield, being cut up at Cox and Danks of Wadsley Bridge on 30/11/1967.




Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 No. 44942 runs light engine in to Preston station from the south (1967).
This Lostock Hall engine was withdrawn on 30/06/1968 and was cut up at Drapers of Hull on 31/01/1969.





Ivatt 4F-A 2-6-0 No. 43106 (now preserved) hurries light engine in to Preston station
beneath the impressive south end signal gantry (1967).





Riddles BR9F 2-10-0 No. 92118 exhibited at Derby Works Open Day (?1966).






Man and machine! Fowler 3F 0-6-0T No. 47673 awaits its next turn at Llandudno Junction shed (6G)on 28/05/1966.
She was withdrawn on 30/11/1966, but the disposal date is unknown*
It would be nice to think she somehow escaped the cutters torch!!

* According to Hugh Longworth's recommended book
"British Railway Steam Locomotives 1948 - 1968"
47673 was unfortunately scrapped in June 1967. (Geoff Poole)





Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 No. 45298 runs beneath Queens Road Bridge with a down excursion on the Fast line (1966).
I remember this locomotive being a regular visitor to the Junction, so much so that we became contemptuous and
poured scorn on her every appearance.
I hope she forgave us! She battled on till 30/09/1967 being withdrawn from Crewe South shed (5B)
and cut up at Cohens of Kettering on 29/02/1968.





An unidentified Stanier 5MT runs across the Llandudno Junction level crossing in to the Junction station
with a train from Llandudno.




Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 No. 45282 runs under Queens Road Bridge with a down train on the Fast line (1966).
She was allocated to the Junction for some time.
Withdrawn on 30/09/1967 from Edge Hill shed (8A), she was disposed of on 29/02/1968 at Wards of Killamarsh.






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