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Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Water Tower in 1959

Bishop Eric Treacy was the nation's foremost photographer of railways during the latter part of the steam era.   The picture below was taken by him in 1959 and there is the water tower, still then in operation, as was the coal yard.

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The picture shows a BR built Fairburn 2-6-4 tank No 42051 leaving Settle with an up local train.   The train standing on the down line may well be taking on water.

From The Best of Eric Treacy ISBN 1-85877-007-6

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