Steam & Railway Image Library - The Alan Ledger Collection


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 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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