Rivals or partners?

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Two steam loco designs built by rival railway companies before Nationalisation team up to double-head a heavy charter train through the Pennines. Here ex-LNER Class B1 and ex-LMS Class 5 wait to leave Carlisle Citadel Station on a very wet and cold January day in 2014 to tackle the stiff gradients of the Settle and Carlisle Railway.
I was prompted to post this following Pete Weber's recent posting of a photo showing two Class 5s double heading the Tin Bath special at Sheffield.
The Class 5s and the B1s were widely regarded as the best examples of middle power range 4-6-0s built in Britain in the late steam era. The 'train engine' in this shot, Class 5 no. 45407 also featured in Pete's picture. The 'pilot' here is B1 61264.
K30+DA*16-50mm lens
04/11/2015 - 10:17davidtrout
Shutter Speed1/50
Focal Length43mm


Link Posted 04/11/2015 - 12:56
You've caught the black livery looking smart and the escaping steam conjures up an atmosphere. Nice one, David.

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Link Posted 04/11/2015 - 13:21
Or just they have just become good friends


Link Posted 04/11/2015 - 17:28
Great to see.
Regards John/Jumbo


Link Posted 04/11/2015 - 21:04
like a dream, .. interesting info too; .. thanks for sharing this, David
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Link Posted 05/11/2015 - 00:36
Most unusual pairing. A B1 always worked the 4.50pm Birmingham New Street > Cleethorpes. We always took that train home simply to be pulled by it !
Thanks for sharing this one.
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Link Posted 09/11/2015 - 07:43
Nice... slightly "David Shepherd"y with all that steam...
"The Lancashire Fusilier" was a regular through Burley Park station in Headingley...
pulling charter trains the pretty route to York... probably still is!!
Not knowingly seen the B1 before... pretty engine for a workhorse!!
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