1968

SD6921 : The Fifteen Guinea Special passing Spring Vale

taken 56 years ago, near to Darwen, Blackburn With Darwen, England

The Fifteen Guinea Special passing Spring Vale
The Fifteen Guinea Special passing Spring Vale
Sunday 11 August 1968 saw the last operation of main line steam by British Railways, marked by the operation of the Fifteen Guinea Special from Liverpool to Carlisle via Manchester and the Settle and Carlisle line, and return. On the leg from Carlisle to Manchester the train was hauled by Stanier Black 5 locos 44871 and 44781 At this time BR was adamant that no further steam operation would be allowed, but the ban lasted a mere 3 years, and steam operation on the national network is now a common feature.

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Photographer
Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
11 August 1968   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 12 September, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6974 2149 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.3386N 2:27.5815W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6975 2143
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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