Easter on Wensleydale Railway

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:04 Mr Administrator

Maurice Burns took some photographs on Easter Saturday of the J72 on the noon departure from Leeming Bar.

Climbing from Newton le Willows to Finghall - Maurice Burns

Departing Finghall - Maurice Burns

Arriving Layburn. Spot the crew! - Maurice Burns

Steaming past the foot crossing near Wensley station - Maurice Burns

In front of the locomotive can be seen the engine house and chimney of theĀ Keld Heads lead smelt mill and mine complex. It's now rather overgrown. Details of the site can be found on the English Heritage list. Entry Number: 1014763.

ClimDescending at 5mph over the high embankment of the former landslip at Akebar where much tree felling has taken place with the return train from Redmire to Leaming - Maurice Burns

The story of the repair to the Akebar embankment can be found in the article from the Northern Echo, though the headline claim may be overstating matters a little.

The engine looked well with its painted smokebox!

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 21:21