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Carlisle Kingmoor Black 5 no 45009 passing over Stawfrank water troughs, south of Carstairs, on 17 July 1965 with an up freight.
John Robin [17/07/1965]


Trackside photography in close proximity to watertroughs required judgement and agility - for reasons well illustrated in this shot of Black 5 45360 approaching at speed on Strawfrank Troughs with scoop down and tender overflowing. The date is 17 July 1965 and the train is a Crewe - Aberdeen relief... (and the answer is yes, but it could have been a lot worse..)
John Robin [17/07/1965]


Black 5 44670 with a down relief service approaching Carstairs on the afternoon of 17 July 1965. Photographed shortly after taking on water from Strawfrank Troughs.
John Robin [17/07/1965]
All photographs of Strawfrank Troughs
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