Steam & Railway Image Library - The Alan Ledger Collection


Picture of the Week: Ponferada Spain

Ponferada and Villablino Railway 2-6-0 number 6 has just crossed the bridge over the reservoir at Santa Marina in the remote area of northern west Spain and is entering a tunnel cut through the hills as it comes down from the mines at Villablino with coal for the power station at Ponferada. Snow still lies high up on the northern Pyrenees mountains. This was a busy line and there were about 15 to 20 engines of different types working out

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Picture of the Week: Spanish 141F 2246

You may not believe it but this is Spain, a very foggy northern Spain . Oil burner 141F 2246 crosses the Rio Ebro, one of the longest rivers in the country, it had just left Miranda de Ebro with a passenger train for Zarragossa on Sunday 18th April 1971. I put the tree in to give the picture some depth in the fog. Luckily I got a reflection of the engine on the the water as it flowed over a

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Picture of the Week: 2-4-2F 2004 at Miranda de Ebro

Here is a biggy in Spain seen on our first visit to Spain. What a learning curve that was, General Franco was still in charge and the only thing I can say about it is, it was in a bad state! This is one of their 10 engines of this class number 242 2004,  a 4-8-4 engine built to pull express trains from San Sebastian on the French border to Madrid. They were now allocated to Miranda de Ebro the

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