Double headed 8Fs 1991

It’s a long time since 48431 turned a wheel in anger, so this video that has come to our attention, is a welcome reminder of what we, and indeed our friends down at the Severn Valley, are missing as 48431 and 48773 doublehead out of Keighley in Phil Whitehead’s excellent video. As well as these 2 out of ticket locos, of interest is the use of what is now the Keighley headshunt, whilst the main line is re-laid.

Featured image: Robin Lush

2 comments on “Double headed 8Fs 1991

    • Sadly not. The words used to describe its condition cannot be published but can be summarised as needs a heavy general overhaul, new tyres and a new tender tank. Add in that the normal checks need carrying out to see the condition of the boiler and it is known to have firebox and lap defects. But anything is possible if someone would like to pay!


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