Steam & Railway Image Library - The Alan Ledger Collection

Birmingham

Picture of the Week: 62064 Saltley

K1 2-6-0 62046 has come from York on a freight train to Washwood Heath sidings Birmingham and now rests inside three shed at Saltley waiting for a job home some time in 1965. I took this picture whilst at work, it’s not good quality but brings back so much. It gives you a taste of steam at the end of it’s existence on the railway. All the shed roof has long gone through decay. Large lumps of coal have fallen

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Picture of the Week: 5043 SUTTON PARK

Ex Great Western Railway Castle class 5043 “Earl of Mount Edgcombe” climbs up through Sutton Park working the 09.13 Tyseley to Chester just over a week ago. The trees are beginning to change but the sun has not come out to brighten them up. It will return later in the day passing through Birmingham New Street station at 19.50. Saturday 22nd October 2016. Regards Ledg.

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Picture of the Week: 6002

Here’s a picture to warm the hearts of all those Great Western enthusiasts. 6002 King William 1V standing at Stafford Road depot Wolverhampton alongside the turntable in the bottom yard along side the canal (spotters illegal entrance to the depot) and North Western railway bridge almost at the end of it’s working life but looking in great condition. It’s ready for another trip to Paddington by the looks of the coal piled up on the tender and a hard days

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Picture of the Week: GWR STAR CLASS 4049

Star class 4-6-0 Designed by G.J. Churchward in 1907, this engine being built in May 1914. Here’s Wolverhampton Stafford Roads 4049 Princess Maud about 1950 as it was allocated to Wolverhampton at this time. Seen leaving Swindon loco after it’s last visit to Swindon works for an overhaul looking very smart. It would be withdrawn in July 1953 . These were the engines that preceded the Castles and good engines they were, standing in for Castles when they were not

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Picture of the day 5043 at Elford

Been after a picture like this for years and here it is at last, a silver reflection of the sun along the train and a glint off the firebox front. The conditions were just right, frost, sun rise and the right angle at Elford this morning of 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcombe with the 0.43 Tyseley to York. There’s a bit of flare almost like a rainbow on the left getting past the lens hood as the sun was almost

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