Bridge Club in steam…

Geof posted this on ikba.co.uk today and I take the liberty of preserving it for prosperity here.

 

Over to you Geof –

Today, we have something a little different (only a little…)

 

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Isle of Man Railways Locomotive No.12,”Hutchinson”, a Beyer-Peacock, leads a double banked train under Alexander Bridge, Castletown, it is bike connected,as the Southern 100 course crosses the railway over this bridge.

Photo 2 is a real rarity. I.o.M Norther Railway Locomotive No 4, “Caledonia”, built by Dubs & Co of Glasgow.

 

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Affectionately known as “Cally” she is rarely in steam and today was being used as banking engine on the Valentine’s Day Special. She is kept in immaculate condition,as can be seen in the pic and was producing a very good head of steam. The Isle of Man railways most powerful locomotive, she was used in the building of the Snaefell Mountain (electric) Railway, being the only steam engine on the Island capable of tackling the gradient.

 

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