View from the cab of Black 5 No. 44874 as it makes its way back to Lostock Hall after the last steam trip up the Longridge branch to Ribbleton with coal traffic for the Courtaulds plant. The loco is crossing the old Lancaster canal bridge prior to rounding the curve by Maudlands Goods Depot to join the mainline just north of Preston station. For a modern day view of this location see image 19715. I had talked my way on board for this journey on the Friday prior to the last weekend of BR Steam.
Location: Preston Maudlands Bridge
Photographer: David Hindle
Contact photographer: David Hindle
Image number: 24975