Four different steam locomotives in five weeks. Fresh from a light overhaul 8F 2-8-0 48151 was turned out by West Coast for the Fellsman on 10th July, following 61994, 46115 and 45231. The outbound train is seen approaching Farington Curve Junction, viewed from Whitehouse West Junction on the former West Lancashire line, now a cycle path. 48151 has been on the main line in preservation for a long time now. See image 33057 taken on the same day exactly 25 years earlier. Unfortunately, the steam loco had problems on the return trip and arrived in Preston an hour late, from where it was assisted back to Carnforth by a West Coast Class 37.
Company: North Union Railway
Photographer: Mark Bartlett
Contact photographer: Mark Bartlett
Image number: 43728