An Icon of Steam

An Icon of Steam

I have really missed visiting the Severn Valley Railway. We used to bring the kids here, especially for the Santa Specials, and now they have kids of their own.

The railway runs steam trains through most of the year between Bridgnorth in Shropshire where this view was taken, and Kidderminster in Worcestershire, a distance of 16 miles. The line has recently celebrated 50 years in preservation.

This locomotive, No. 46100 Royal Scot, was one of 70, and was built in Glasgow by the North British Locomotive Company in 1927 for the London Midland and Scottish Railway. It visited Chicago in 1933 for the Century of Progress Exhibition. Only two of this type survive in preservation.

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