A most unusual visitor… (18/11/2018)

1984 saw a very unusual visitor to the branch in the form of Class 56 56080 in charge of a track lifting train. As far as I know, this was the only occasion that a member of the class ever visited the branch.  My thanks to John Wilks who photographed the loco and it’s train at both Beamish and South Pelaw.

56080 near the site of Beamish Station with a track lifting train. Photo copyright John Wilks.

56080 near the site of Beamish Station with a track lifting train. Photo copyright John Wilks.

56080 at the site of Beamish Station with a track lifting train. Photo copyright John Wilks.

56080 at South Pelaw Junction with a track lifting train. Photo copyright John Wilks

56080 at South Pelaw Junction with a track lifting train. Photo copyright John Wilks

 

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