Steam & Railway Image Library - The Alan Ledger Collection


Picture of the Week: 4246 ABERBEEG

A nice row of big and small tankies on what is probably a Sunday on a rare sunny day up the South Wales valley’s, a scene not many will have experienced. Here is Great Western 2-8-0 4246 leading the line up at 86H Aberbeeg on the Great Western route up from Newport and at the junction of the lines northward to Ebbw Vale and Abertillery. This shed was just north of Crumlin, which is where the viaduct was situated that

Read More »

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 It would be withdrawn in July 1953 .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

Read More »