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The class S160 heavy freight locomotive was built for the US Army Transportation Corps for service in Europe during WWII. There are a number of them in preservation over here and this one has been visiting the Dartmouth Steam Railway recently. The whistle is very American.

 
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I never noticed the names on the passenger cars before, that's cool ... but not as cool as that whistle! lol xsandos1.gif

 

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The carriages with names on are ex-pullman stock, used on prestige trains such as the Orient Express.

This is a well traveled engine, having spent her working life after the war in China, not bad for an engine built for a life of 10-15 years. There were about 2100 built and after the war they went all over the world, ending up in over 100 countries.
 

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First steam of the year through Totnes today, and a rare visit to Cornwall of a Bullied Merchant Navy class locomotive. Not the nicest of weather; I had the camera covered by my bowler hat to keep the rain off while I waited for it this morning.


I just noticed I put 17 July rather than 17 June. Wishing my live away!
 
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I forgot about this one, so didn't get to film it. I probably would not have anyway, as the engine was only allowed to be in light steam, with the power being supplied by the diesel, because of the fire risk due to an extended dry spell.

 
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held out for a whistle to the bitter end! lol

it's amazing to me how different our trains are from ya'lls, I took several shots of trains running along side rivers, or on the sides of mountain

we saw many trains, but none of them passenger trains

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