A bit of enthusiastic bulling has given Black 5 4-6-0 44971 a shiny smokebox for its last duties. The loco also has a full tender as it makes its way through the sidings at Lostock Hall shed. In the background is the scrap line containing many of 44971's already withdrawn sister engines and alongside is one of the Type 2 Class 25 Bo-Bo diesels that took over many of Lostock Hall's steam duties.
Location: Lostock Hall
Photographer: David Hindle
Contact photographer: David Hindle
Image number: 25852