SK0247 : US Army Transportation Corps Class 160 Locomotive 5197 Approaching Froghall

taken 1 year ago, near to Froghall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

US Army Transportation Corps Class 160 Locomotive 5197 Approaching Froghall
US Army Transportation Corps Class 160 Locomotive 5197 Approaching Froghall
Ex-United States Army Transportation Corps Class 160 locomotive 5197 approaches Froghall on the passing loop as it “runs round” its train ready for the return journey to Cheddleton and Leek Brook.

No 5197 was built in Ohio, USA, in June 1945. It was exported to China in January, 1946. She spent the majority of her working life in the Chinese Coal Industry around Fushun, before being withdrawn in the 1990s. She was saved from scrap and brought to the Llangollen Railway in North Wales where she was overhauled and returned to traffic in 1998. In 2001, she was moved to the Churnet Valley Railway where she then operated successfully for 3 years. She was withdrawn in December 2009 for a full overhaul, which commenced in the latter half of 2013 and was completed early in 2017 (LinkExternal link Churnet Valley Railway).
Churnet Valley Railway :: SJ9852
A preserved railway line near Leek in Staffordshire, running from Froghall up the valley to Cheddleton with one intermediate stop at Consall, and (since 2011) on an extension to a former quarry at Cauldon Low, where as of 2012 there is no station. The society has plans to connect to the national network at Stoke-on-Trent.

The lines were originally constructed by the North Staffordshire Railway (the "Knotty"). According to one writer, "the buildings on the Churnet Valley line are of local stone, straightforwardly neo-Tudor, and effective" [Lloyd & Insall, "Railway Station Architecture", David & Charles 1978, p.17].
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Sunday, 30 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 31 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 025 470 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.2283N 1:57.7793W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 025 470
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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