GW Valley Tank in Scotland

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Bob Avery

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The Furness Railway Trust's GWR Collett-designed class 56-hundred tank - a type that was specifically built for use in the Welsh Valleys on the famous coal trains - visited the Scottish Railway Preservation Society's railway at Bo'ness this autumn and was the star of the Autumn Steam Gala. Here we see it passing through what was once the extensive marshalling yard alongside Kinneal Colliery with the line's pair of Thompson LNER coaches in teak livery and then arriving at Birkhill station with 5 BR mk1 coaches, banked by the Railway's Hunslet "Austerity" tank no. 11.

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