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Picture of the Week: 7812
Picture of the Week: 7812

I took these pictures whilst venturing out during some heavy snow fall in January 2010. Great Western Manor 4-6-0 7812 Erlestoke Manor is at Northwood Halt on the Severn Valley Railway working a Kidderminster to Highley train. The trains were not going onto Bridgnorth due to a bad land slide that had blocked the line and this was in the process of being repaired. The engine crew look huddled up on the footplate, the storm sheets is up under the cab roof and the fire hole door it open for some heat although the cold air going into the fire box isn’t doing it much good and the fire doesn’t look very built up either, not to main line requirements anyway. It was certainly a lot colder where I was standing.
9th January 2010.


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