SK0674 : LNER B1 4-6-0 on turntable at Buxton during 1963 Rail Tour

taken 59 years ago, near to Buxton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

LNER B1 4-6-0 on turntable at Buxton during 1963 Rail Tour
LNER B1 4-6-0 on turntable at Buxton during 1963 Rail Tour
View eastward, on northern edge of Buxton. The former London & North Western engine shed was to the left, beside the line to Manchester via Chapel-en-le-Frith. The Rail Tour, organised by the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, was fascinating:- London St Pancras - Derby - Chaddesden Loop - Trent - Codnor Park - Butterley - Ambergate - Matlock - Buxton - Ashbourne - Uttoxeter - Tutbury - Burton-on-Trent - Ashby-de-la-Zouch - Coalville - Knighton South Junction, then back to St Pancras on the main line. But it was rather stressful and a great rush, as SR 'West Country' 34006 steamed badly, getting to Derby 80 minutes late and we had to skip a Works Visit. B1 61004 took over at Derby and hauled us all the complex way via Buston and back to Burton, where 34006 - which now felt a little better - took over again but had a struggle to get back to St Pancras, reached at 22.15 ('only' 40 minutes late).
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Date Taken
11 May 1963   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 March, 2011
Category
Railway locomotive   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 063 742 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.9341N 1:54.4204W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 063 742
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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