Visiting Steam Locomotive 53809
from Midland Railway-Butterley
The May 2009 Spring Steam Gala
Portrait of the powerful 2-8-0 locomotive 53809 at Grosmont Station (LMS 9679, 13809, S&DJR 89).
The magnificent and very powerful 53809 (seen leaving Grosmont with a freight train) was originally built for the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway (jointly owned by Midland LSWR Railways) in 1925 at Robert Stephenson & Company Newcastle, Tyne and Wear (RS 3895). Wheel arrangement 2-8-0 and classified as 7F heavy freight locomotive, though often hauled passenger trains e.g. I first saw it Bournemouth ~1960 on a train from Bath.
A sequence of 6 shots of 53809 double heading a freight train with 49395 leaving Grosmont station for Goathland sidings.
53809 passing Moorgates with a train for Pickering.
53809 heading north for Goathland near Fylingdale Moor with a train from Pickering to Grosmont.
53809 at PICKERING STATION
See also the 2010 Autumn Steam Gala
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