Transport Circle @ Philadelphia




The end of steam on British Railways did not put a stop to Transport Circle Saturday engine shed visits.  The colliery railways of the National Coal Board (not surprisingly) remained coal powered for a while longer.  On a trip to Philadelphia shed on the Lambton Railway we see
Sam Pearlman proudly posing in the cab while Ian Sansom (with a sack full of sandwiches) daringly hangs from a guard rail.  Ian Hope smiles for the camera, while Andrew Walker inspects an oil lamp. Junior members look on.


Happily, Lambton 0-6-2 tank No. 29 built in 1904 has been preserved on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.


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