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Steam Railway

David Birchall | Steam locomotive class N2 1744

Steam locomotive class N2 1744

Preserved steam locomotive class N2, number 1744. With selective colouring.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive class N2, number 1744

Preserved steam locomotive class N2, number 1744

Preserved steam locomotive class N2, number 1744.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell

Preserved steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell

Preserved steam locomotive Britannia class pacific 70013 Oliver Cromwell. 70013 is famous for working the last scheduled steam hauled service on British Railway, 11th August 1968.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 46521

Preserved steam locomotive 46521

Black and white image of preserved steam locomotive 46521 in the Leicestershire countryside.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 46521 hauling freight.

Steam locomotive 46521 hauling freight.

Black and white image of preserved steam locomotive 46521 on a freight train.
David Birchall | Ready For The Road

Ready For The Road

Early evening shot of preserved steam locomotive 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland ready for departure.
David Birchall | Winter Duchess

Winter Duchess

Preserved steam locomotive 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland pictured on a snowy winter day.
David Birchall | 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland

46233 Duchess Of Sutherland

Black and white image of preserved steam locomotive 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland.
David Birchall | Fire In Her Belly

Fire In Her Belly

Image taken at dusk of preserved steam locomotive 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland in an advanced state of preparation.
David Birchall | Snowy Day Departure

Snowy Day Departure

Preserved steam locomotive standard class number 73129, wearing a festive garland on her smokebox door, makes a spectacular departure from Butterley on a snowy December day.
David Birchall | Winter Steam.

Winter Steam.

Preserved steam locomotive standard class number 73129 powers through a snowy countryside on a freezing January day.
David Birchall | 34052 Lord Dowding on Dawlish seawall line.

34052 Lord Dowding on Dawlish seawall line.

Preserved steam locomotive Bulleid pacific 34042 Lord Dowding hauls a charter special on the picturesque seawall line at Dawlish, Devon.
David Birchall | Buckfastleigh Departure

Buckfastleigh Departure

In a scene reminiscent of a bygone ere, preserved steam locomotive pannier tank 6412 departs from the picturesque country station at Buckfastleigh in Devon.
David Birchall | 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland

46233 Duchess Of Sutherland

Preserved steam locomotive Coronation pacific class 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland at Swanwick. The Union Jack flags on the front were to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
David Birchall | 60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa. 60009 is a sister locomotive of the world record speed holder for a steam locomotive, 4498 Mallard.
David Birchall | 34046 Braunton at Ramsbottom station.

34046 Braunton at Ramsbottom station.

Preserved steam locomotive, West Country class Bulleid pacific 34046 Braunton, standing in the picturesque station at Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line. Image taken from public land overlooking the railway.
David Birchall | 34092 City Of Wells at Bury South signal box.

34092 City Of Wells at Bury South signal box.

Preserved steam locomotive West Country class Bulleid pacific 34092 City Of Wells stands by the signal box at Bury South, as the driver gets his instructions. Image taken from public land overlooking the railway, using telephoto lens.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth.

Steam locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth.

Preserved steam locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth approaching Hellifield, north Yorkshire, hauling the Cumbrian Mountain Express, on a beautiful autumn day.
David Birchall | 60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa powering through rural countryside on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line. Image taken from a place of safety, not trespassing on railway.
David Birchall | The Crossing

The Crossing

Autumn colour is very much in evidence as vintage preserved steam locomotive 52322 negotiates the level crossing at Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 60009

Preserved steam locomotive 60009

Preserved steam locomotive 60009 Union Of South Africa stands in the picturesque station at Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line. 60009 is a sister locomotive to world steam speed record holder Mallard.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 34092 City Of Wells

Preserved steam locomotive 34092 City Of Wells

Preseved steam locomotive Bulleid Pacific class 34092 City Of Wells departing from Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive Schools class 926 Repton.

Preserved steam locomotive Schools class 926 Repton.

Preserved steam locomotive Schools class 926 Repton departing from Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 44871

Steam locomotive 44871

Preserved steam locomotive Black Five class number 44871 approaching Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line.
David Birchall | Vintage steam locomotive 52322

Vintage steam locomotive 52322

Vintage preserved steam locomotive number 52322 departing from Ramsbottom station on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line.
David Birchall | 46100 Royal Scot at Copy Pit

46100 Royal Scot at Copy Pit

Preserved steam locomotive 46100 Royal Scot passing through rugged Pennine countryside at Copy Pit on the Lancashire and Yorkshire border, hauling a charter special.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 60009 Union Of South Africa

Steam locomotive 60009 Union Of South Africa

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa at work on the East Lancashire Railway heritage Line. Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley 60009 is a sister locomotive to world steam speed record holder Mallard, currently on display at York Railway Museum.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive A4 60009 Union Of South Africa

Steam locomotive A4 60009 Union Of South Africa

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa at work on the East Lancashire Railway heritage Line. Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley 60009 is a sister locomotive to world steam speed record holder Mallard, currently on display at York Railway Museum.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 60009 Union Of South Africa

Steam locomotive 60009 Union Of South Africa

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa at work on the East Lancashire Railway heritage Line. Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley 60009 is a sister locomotive to world steam speed record holder Mallard, currently on display at York Railway Museum.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 60009 Union Of South Africa

Steam locomotive 60009 Union Of South Africa

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa at work on the East Lancashire Railway heritage Line. Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley 60009 is a sister locomotive to world steam speed record holder Mallard, currently on display at York Railway Museum.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 34092 City Of Wells.

Preserved steam locomotive 34092 City Of Wells.

Preserved steam locomotive Bulleid pacific 34092 City Of Wells about to depart from Heywood station on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line. Image taken from public land overlooking the railway.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 34092 City Of Wells

Preserved steam locomotive 34092 City Of Wells

Preserved steam locomotive Bulleid pacific 34092 City Of Wells about to depart from Heywood station on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line. Image taken from public land overlooking the railway.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 34092 City Of Wells

Preserved steam locomotive 34092 City Of Wells

Preserved steam locomotive Bulleid pacific 34092 City Of Wells about to depart from Heywood station on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line. Black and white image. Photograph taken from public land overlooking the railway.
David Birchall | A4 60009 at Bury

A4 60009 at Bury

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa making a dramatic entrance to the station at Bury on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line, on a cold and frosty winter morning.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 35018 British India Line

Preserved steam locomotive 35018 British India Line

Preserved steam locomotive Merchant Navy class Bulleid pacific 35018 British India Line accelerating away from Hellifield in Yorkshire hauling a steam special over the famous Settle to Carlisle line.
David Birchall | 60009 Union Of South Africa departing from Hellifield

60009 Union Of South Africa departing from Hellifield

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa departing from Hellifield.
David Birchall | Black and white steam in the landscape.

Black and white steam in the landscape.

Conjuring up images of a bygone age in the Lancashire hills, preserved steam locomotives 80097 and 6412 at the tiny rural halt of Irwell Vale on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line.
David Birchall | Steam in the Lancashire hills.

Steam in the Lancashire hills.

Passing through the Lancashire hills, preserved steam locomotives 80097 and 6412 approaching the tiny rural halt at Irwell Vale on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line.
David Birchall | Vintage steam locomotive 52345 toned and textured

Vintage steam locomotive 52345 toned and textured

Square format image of preserved vintage steam locomotive number 52345 approaching Summerseat on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line in Lancashire. Additional toning and texture added for effect. Image taken from public land overlooking the railway.
David Birchall | 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland

46233 Duchess Of Sutherland

Preserved steam locomotive 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland at Butterley on the Midland Railway heritage line in Derbyshire. Image has been digitally altered to give painting effect.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 70000 Britannia approaching Hellifield.

Steam locomotive 70000 Britannia approaching Hellifield.

Preserved steam locomotive 70000 Britannia approaching Hellifield in North Yorkshire, hauling "The Fellsman" special. Image taken from a place of safety using a telephoto lens, not trespassing on railway.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 35018 British India Line

Preserved steam locomotive 35018 British India Line

Preserved steam locomotive 35018 British India Line, approaching Ribblehead in North Yorkshire, on the famous Settle-Carlisle line.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 34067 Tangmere.

Preserved steam locomotive 34067 Tangmere.

Preserved steam locomotive Battle of Britain class 34067 Tangmere. Designed by Oliver Bulleid, the Battle Of Britain class locomotives were all named after people or subjects to do with the Battle Of Britain during the second world war.
David Birchall | 46100 Royal Scot in retro.

46100 Royal Scot in retro.

Retro style image of preserved steam locomotive 46100 Royal Scot approaching Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.
David Birchall | 46100 Royal Scot approaching Hellifield.

46100 Royal Scot approaching Hellifield.

In early evening sunshine preserved steam locomotive 46100 Royal Scot is approaching Hellifield through glorious North Yorkshire countryside.
David Birchall | 46115 Scots Guardsman approaching Hellifield.

46115 Scots Guardsman approaching Hellifield.

Bathed in glorious early evening sunshine, preserved steam locomotive 46115 Scots Guardsman is approaching Hellifield after hauling a charter special over the world famous Settle to Carlisle line.
David Birchall | 46115 Scots Guardsman at Ribblehead.

46115 Scots Guardsman at Ribblehead.

Preserved steam locomotive 46115 Scots Guardsman is seen passing through the remote station at Ribblehead on the world famous Settle to Carlisle line.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 46115 Scots Guardsman

Steam locomotive 46115 Scots Guardsman

Preserved steam locomotive 46115 Scots Guardsman on mainline charter special The Dalesman
David Birchall | 70013 and 46521

70013 and 46521

Preserved steam locomotive Britannia class 70013 Oliver Cromwell passing locomotive 46521
David Birchall | Steam train 70000 Britannia.

Steam train 70000 Britannia.

Preserved steam locomotive 70000 Britannia coasting down through glorious countryside at Cliviger, Lancashire, hauling The Palatine special on a beautiful summer's day.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 926 Repton.

Steam locomotive 926 Repton.

Preserved steam locomotive 926 Repton accelerating away from Ramsbottom station on the East Lancashire Railway heritage line. Image taken from public land overlooking the railway using a telephoto lens.
David Birchall | The Duchess at Speed.

The Duchess at Speed.

Preserved steam locomotive 46233 Duchess Of Sutherland at speed on a beautiful summer's evening near Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotives 51456 and 80097.

Preserved steam locomotives 51456 and 80097.

Preserved steam locomotives 51456 and 80097 double-heading a train through a wooded section of the East Lancashire Railway heritage line, approaching Summerseat in Lancashire. Image taken from public land overlooking the railway, and a place of safety, using a telephoto lens.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 44871 in black and white.

Steam locomotive 44871 in black and white.

Black and white image of preserved steam locomotive Black Five class number 44871 approaching Summerseat station on the East Lancashire Heritage railway. Image taken from a place of safety using a telephoto lens.
David Birchall | 6233 Duchess Of Sutherland approaching Chesterfield.

6233 Duchess Of Sutherland approaching Chesterfield.

The fireman takes a welcome breather from the heat of the firebox as preserved steam locomotive 6233 Duchess Of Sutherland approaches Chesterfield in Derbyshire hauling The Yorkshire Coronation special.
David Birchall | Preserved steam locomotive 44871

Preserved steam locomotive 44871

Preserved steam locomotive Black Five class number 44871 photographed in North Yorkshire.
David Birchall | Steam locomotive 35018 British India Line.

Steam locomotive 35018 British India Line.

Preserved steam locomotive Merchant Navy class 35018 British India Line hauling the Pendle Dalesman special through the Yorkshire Dales. Image taken from a place of safety using a telephoto lens, not trespassing on the railway.
David Birchall | 60009 Union Of South Africa crossing Brooksbottom Viaduct in Lancashire.

60009 Union Of South Africa crossing Brooksbottom Viaduct in Lancashire.

Preserved steam locomotive A4 class 60009 Union Of South Africa is seen crossing Brooksbottom Viaduct at Summerseat in Lancashire. 60009 is a sister locomotive of world steam speed record holder Mallard, which can be seen on static display at the National Railway Museum in York.