Steam Dreams 2 by fishers

Steam Dreams 2

The morning after yesterday's shot and 'Mayflower' and it's support coach leave York in beautiful sunshine on it's way back to it's base.

I remember many of these locomotives at work in the Doncaster area during the 1960's. At that time they were painted black and had a thick layer of grime on them. There were also two of these locomotives at Sheffield in use as carriage heaters - at that time many coaches were still steam heated.

Some 410 examples were built, with construction starting in 1942. The appearance of the first example coincided with a visit to Britain by the Prime Minister of South Africa, Field Marshal Jan Smuts, and it was named Springbok in his honour. The first 40 were named mainly after breeds of antelope. Most of the rest were unnamed, with a few exceptions. This example was originally unnamed, but when preserved it took the name of one of its classmates that had been scrapped.

Ian
Wonderful capture!!
November 20th, 2019  
Tremendous - another one to show my boys!
How is the lovely Katharine doing now?
November 20th, 2019  
Such a lovely well maintained train.
November 20th, 2019  
Lovely colourful capture
November 20th, 2019  
A super capture. Fav!! 😀
November 20th, 2019  
very nice
November 20th, 2019  
Joy
Lovely colorful shot, Fav
November 20th, 2019  
A beauty at work. Fav. capture
November 20th, 2019  
Fav. Love the smoke
November 20th, 2019  
Great looking train!
November 21st, 2019  
Wonderful. Great info, thank you.
November 21st, 2019  
Beautiful train and capture of it. I like reading your story on each of these memorable locomotives.
November 21st, 2019  
Great train capture. Fav.
November 21st, 2019  
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