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Surplus of steam power

By BobbyHB
Well,I'm back from babysitting the cats and ready to bore the pants off you with the final few shots of this series of the autumn gala on the Severn Valley Railway.
Ex Port Talbot Railway No 813 and GWR large Prairie No 5164 are coupled in tantem to this train to Bridgnorth. I was only going as far as Bewdley on this train,so do not know where the little saddle tank was going, but I suspect it might be Highley.
Double heading, apart from providing extra power for heavy trains, was also used to get engines from A to B without the need to find a spare "path" for them, ie a space in the timetable with enough time for them to travel without causing delays to following trains.
Thanks for popping in to look. As always if you have any tips I'm ready to learn.
Take care.

Tags: General Transport Steam railway Svr Landscape and travel Double header Galakidderminster 813 and 5164

Voters: KevinWalsham, BEVZED, spike007 and 7 more

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16 Nov 2008 9:28AM
you may bore the pants of me any time with images like this well captured.
16 Nov 2008 9:33AM
Nice shot Bob.
videotec 12 8 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2008 10:38AM
Great shot Bob.
AlanC1 14 1 England
16 Nov 2008 12:31PM
How can anybody get bored with Steam Railways or Photography.
Great pics as usual , never did see 813 myself. Well done Bob
BobbyHB 15 2 England
16 Nov 2008 3:54PM
Thank you folks, glad you like it.
Leightonhs 14 155 1
16 Nov 2008 11:49PM
Nice shot, interesting write up.


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