"Wilbert" 0-6-0 Saddle Tank


Photo Information
"Wilbert" was manufactured by the Hunslet Engine Company in Hunslet, Leeds, England, in 1953 and worked as a shunter at a colliery in Staffordshire. He was purchased by the Dean Forest Railway in 1976 and given the name "G. B. Keeling" in August 1981, but was renamed "Wilbert" on September the 13th, 1987, after the Reverend W. Awdry, who was then the president of the railway.
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03/01/2016 - 17:04bwlchmawr
CategoryTransport
Shutter Speed1/80
Aperturef/6.3
LensN/A
ISO320
Focal Length15.4mm
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 00:07
Dunno about 1953 - you have succeeded in reproducing something from about 1910. Excellent post processing
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davidtrout

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 10:48
davidwozhere wrote:
Dunno about 1953 - you have succeeded in reproducing something from about 1910. Excellent post processing

I agree about the processing, its fascinating and I love this picture, but that engine couldn't have appeared in 1910, far too modern.

I love these Hunslet saddle tanks, designed during WW11 for the War Department. After the war they were put to work mainly in collieries, power stations and other industrial works and many more were built. The LNER bought a whole lot of them and they became common place shunters on the Eastern and North Eastern Regions of British Rail where they were designated Class J94.
The Low Yard shunter at Consett was one of these and as a schoolboy I once spent a whole afternoon on the footplate as it went about its business transferring wagons of steel plate from Consett steel works to the mainline. The fireman had rigged up a comfy old armchair in the cab. Firing a shunting engine was not a very demanding job.
An identical type of engine, in bright green and lettered NCB worked a nearby colliery network.
Sorry for being an anorak.
David
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 04/01/2016 - 10:49

alfpics

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 15:39
Excellent PP Andrew, and composition is spot on IMO
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 17:05
davidtrout wrote:
davidwozhere wrote:
Dunno about 1953 - you have succeeded in reproducing something from about 1910. Excellent post processing

I agree about the processing, its fascinating and I love this picture, but that engine couldn't have appeared in 1910, far too modern.

I love these Hunslet saddle tanks, designed during WW11 for the War Department. After the war they were put to work mainly in collieries, power stations and other industrial works and many more were built. The LNER bought a whole lot of them and they became common place shunters on the Eastern and North Eastern Regions of British Rail where they were designated Class J94.
The Low Yard shunter at Consett was one of these and as a schoolboy I once spent a whole afternoon on the footplate as it went about its business transferring wagons of steel plate from Consett steel works to the mainline. The fireman had rigged up a comfy old armchair in the cab. Firing a shunting engine was not a very demanding job.
An identical type of engine, in bright green and lettered NCB worked a nearby colliery network.
Sorry for being an anorak.
David

Most interesting, David. Your knowledge of all things steam related is amazing.

We were very pleased to see this engine rostered, it made a nice change.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 17:35
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autumnlight

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 17:36
Just takes you back, love the processing, super find.
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paulb531

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 19:11
autumnlight wrote:
Just takes you back, love the processing, super find.

Totally agree - magic.

Regards

paul
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