TM3977 : Train at Mells Crossing

taken 12 years ago, near to Halesworth, Suffolk, Great Britain

Train at Mells Crossing
Train at Mells Crossing
Easterling Steam Special approaching the Wenhaston Crossing at Mells from Halesworth. In steam days, this train ran from Lowestoft to London Liverpool Street daily.

The loco is an ex-LNER B1 4-6-0 No 61264. This is the same train that crashed into the buffers at Norwich in 2004 causing disappointment for hundreds of people who gathered to see it.

After withdrawal from Colwick in 1965, 61264 was used for a while as a stationary boiler, and then sent to Barry for scrapping (The only LNER engine to reach this yard). Rescued in 1976 a long-term rebuild eventually saw 61264 successfully in steam again in 1996.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 May, 2006
Category
Railways > Railway vehicle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 392 770 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.3329N 1:30.5949E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 393 765
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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