Sunday, May 25, 2008

The former Thomas Telford....


Seen trundling through the rain at Walmley Ash just an hour ago is 57601 yet again, returning its stock to Carnforth after yesterdays excursion run.
The train has just accessed the Sutton Park line via Park Lane Junction, unseen behind the trees less than a mile away.
This loco started life as D1759 in 1964, and as 47590 was named "Thomas Telford" at Wellington station in 1983. It was renumbered and re-engined as 57601 on 12/04/2001.

3 comments:

Regan said...

Stunning shot. This one is always a popular loco.

It worked into Bescot Storage on a ballast train one day in April 2001, straight from works! Guess who didn't have a camera!!!!!

BEN CRUACHAN said...

Dont forget it used to be 47825 as well before it got injected with that poison! Beast.....

the Guroo said...

Would have been great to get it on an engineering train....