Transition in the Northern Fells

Transition in the Northern Fells

Amidst the magnificent backdrop of the Lakeland Fells, the West Coast Main Line has seen a great variety of passenger and freight traffic through the years. MARK CHIVERS presents a selection of typical BR steam-era train formations from the area.

Train Formations

Above: The West Coast Main Line was home to Stanier’s finest designs including the mighty ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2s. One of the final two, built to a modified design by Ivatt, takes a rake of BR maroon stock through the three arch bridge on Topley Dale rekindling the final years of steam over the Northern Fells.

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