1960

SK1511 : Freight train heading towards Lichfield, 1960

taken 64 years ago, near to Hilliard's Cross, Staffordshire, England

Freight train heading towards Lichfield, 1960
Freight train heading towards Lichfield, 1960
Viewed from a boat on the Coventry Canal. Note the neatly laid towpath hedge. The train seems to be carrying coke - the larger hopper wagons are certainly 20 ton coke wagons, coke being a low density material. The locomotive, 8F 2-8-0 48250, is one of the few of its class fitted with the smaller Fowler tender.

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Photographer
Robin Webster   (more nearby)
Date Taken
16 April 1960   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 April, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1558 1144 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.0248N 1:46.2529W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1554 1151
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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