British Steam 1966 – 1970

British Steam 1966 – 1970

I started taking photos of steam locos in the Bolton area in 1965, using a Kodak Brownie. The results were indifferent but made for a nice record. My dad let me use his 35 mm camera from 1966 and results improved, helped by his friend from Walker’s Tannery, Tommy, who did the developing and printing.

Entwistle Viaduct – the summer of 1966. An Agecroft 8F slogs up the climb on the Brindle Heath – Carlisle mixed goods
45694 ‘Bellerophon’ leaves Bolton on a Blackpool parcels train in June 1966. Unusual having a ‘Jubilee’ on this, normally a Newton Heath ‘Black 5’
Bolton-based Stanier 8F 48547 takles empty coal wagons from Kearsley Sidings up to Linnyshaw Moss, where one of the Walkden Yard NCB locos would take over

 

A 9F leaves Hellifield heading north on a Wides – Long Meg anhydrite ’empties’ train. April 30th 1967
The Linnyshaw Moss branch again – another Bolton 8F heads up to the NCB sidings with a brake van