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First images of ‘City of Wells’ ‘ big day

The photographers were out in force yesterday to witness the return of BR Southern Region West Country Pacific 34092 ‘City of Wells’ after a 25 year absence. We are delighted to report that the newly restored locomotive attracted high passenger numbers to the Railway and we will be featuring more of the images taken across both days of operation during the week when all the photographers have returned to their lairs.

For the time being here is a selection of first photographs to be received and watch out for more later.

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Running round and ready for the off at Keighley
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The climb out of Keighley
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34092 continues up the grade
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At Mytholmes and the approaches to Oxenhope
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Arrival at the terminus and time to run round
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Running round and away down the branch for another round trip.

Featured image: John Sagar

Photographs: 1, 8, 10 Kevin Jagger: 2, 3, 7 James Horrell; 4-6 Richard Beckett; 9, 11, 12 John Sagar

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Winter Services – Dramatic Images

Illustrated throughout the site are many excellent images of the Railway’s operations submitted to us by dedicated supporters of the Railway who can regularly be seen at the lineside.

However some photographers take a superb photograph and through the use of photographic software turn the image into something quite striking and powerful. Below are two such examples that we have received, click on either image to see a selection of the best images portraying the Railway in a different atmospheric light.

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