SJ9744 : Bellerophon at the points

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

Bellerophon at the points
Bellerophon at the points

The steam locomotive Bellerophon SJ9542 : Bellerophon on the Foxfield Railway has just hauled a trainfull of passengers from Caverswall Road Station on the Foxfield Railway LinkExternal link at Blythe Bridge to Dilhorne Park. She has now run past the points ready to travel past the coaches at the halt to the next set of points where she will reverse to hitch back on return to Caverswall Road.

The railway only operates passenger services from Caverswall Road to Dilhorne Park as beyond here the line completes a 180 degree turn whilst descending 100 feet in just over 2/3 of a mile along the Foxfield Bank which, with gradients as steep as 1 in 19, is the steepest standard gauge adhesion incline in the country. It takes two engines coupled together to haul wagons up the bank so is only worked on special Gala days.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 August, 2017
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Place (from Tags)
Dilhorne Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9707 4493 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.1008N 2:2.7065W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9702 4488
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Railway Lines  Foxfield Railway  Steam Locomotive  Points (Railway) 

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