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Prairie Tank

This picture was taken in 2013. The boiler licence for this locomotive expired in 2014 and I don't know if it is back in action or not yet. It was on static display in Chesterfield. 

 

This engine was based in and around Exeter for many years so I probably saw it as a child in my train spotting days 

 

 

The video is of a friend of mine. You may not understand the humour as it helps if you know Brummies (People from Birmingham England not Alabama)

Prairie Tank

This picture was taken in 2013. The boiler licence for this locomotive expired in 2014 and I don't know if it is back in action or not yet. It was on static display in Chesterfield. 

 

This engine was based in and around Exeter for many years so I probably saw it as a child in my train spotting days 

 

 

The video is of a friend of mine. You may not understand the humour as it helps if you know Brummies (People from Birmingham England not Alabama)

comments (14)

  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Jan 2016, 00:43
A pleasant sense of continuity, Bill
Bill Phillips: I guess it is Lisl
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jan 2016, 02:37
The coal-box says "short haul" to me, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Mainly shunting I think Ray
I hope it is back in action Bill. Superb image!
Bill Phillips: Yes they were fine little locomotives Richard
Your B&W work is masterful, Bill, doing this engine proud.
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Ginnie smile
Why look so miserable , it's your hobby mate.

I quite enjoyed that dreadful song.
Bill Phillips: He is very entertaining
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jan 2016, 07:05
You probably did see it too, powerful chunky locomotives, presumably of the mixed traffic persuasion
Bill Phillips: I think this one was mainly used for shunting but they would certainly have been versatile workhorses
To big for a shutter ,probably did the branch lines.. I can smell the steam from here.
Bill Phillips: Yes you are right but I think by the time I would have seen it it would mainly have been used as a banker. Possibly pushing trains up from Exeter St David's to Exeter Central
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jan 2016, 08:31
I always love the many rows of rivets. Great grey tones here and the pilot gives scale to this 'monster'.
...brilliant...'why do the ugly guys get the pretty girls'.....great song smile
Bill Phillips: Ian is very funny Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jan 2016, 08:43
Good on yer, this bright Black Monday.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Louis. It is actually not raining here.....yet

Amazing batting by Stokes and Bairstow
Looks like a well-preserved little engine
Bill Phillips: They were built to last Tom
The fellow can't wait for his shift to end.
Bill Phillips: It's hard work Mary
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2016, 16:49
A fine study in B&W of a classic GWR loco.
Bill Phillips: I have always liked these Prairie tanks
A fine shot Bill. As far as I can ascertain it is still on static display at Barrow Hill. Actually that place is not far from us, I ought to try and get there one of these days.
Bill Phillips: I guess the cost of a new boiler isn't cheap!
No. 5164 is a great looking steam locomotive Bill and the fellow at the door looks like he belongs there....petersmile
Bill Phillips: They are handsome engines, but then for me all GWR locomotives are

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