SD4147 : The Pilling Pig

taken 9 years ago, near to Stake Pool, Lancashire, Great Britain

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The Pilling Pig
The Pilling Pig
"The Pilling Pig" was the nickname of one of the locomotives on the Garstang to Knott End Railway, allegedly because the sound of its whistle resembled a dying pig. The nickname is often used to describe the railway in general, which was very much a locally run affair, the train stopping on demand almost anywhere. It was never a real financial success, and for some time the carriages had to be pulled by horses because the locomotive was repossessed by the hire purchase company.

This loco now adorns the entrance to a caravan park.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009
Railway locomotives   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 410 476 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.2697N 2:53.9914W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 410 476
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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