Photo Album
War Department No. 778 Leighton Buzzard, Bedordshire
Photo Copyright © Gavin Hamilton
Photo Copyright © Phil Horton
Photo Copyright © Phil Horton
A fine portrait of the loco at the 'Tracks to the Trenches' event at Apedale, near Stoke on Trent, which brought together locomotives from the trench railways of three combatant nations. In this case, the British, although the loco was supplied from the USA.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
A rear end view of the loco at the 'Tracks to the Trenches' event at Apedale, near Stoke on Trent
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
The loco's works plate. Notice the arrow mark and the letters 'WD' indicating that the loco was built for the British War Department.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
At the 'Tracks to the Trenches' event carrying passengers, but to a better fate than many of the young men net between 1914 and 1918..
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
Coupling up to War Department wagons from the Great War at the 'Tracks to the Trenches' even at Apedale on 13th July 2018.
Photo Copyright © Phil Horton
Setting out with it's train of War Department wagons from the Great War at the 'Tracks to the Trenches' event at Apedale on 13th July 2018.
Photo Copyright © Phil Horton
Reprising the use of these locos for more peaceful purposes in the post war world at the 'Tracks to the Trenches' event No 778 heads a passenger train at Apedale.
Photo Copyright © Phil Horton
A fine study of the little Baldwin that served the Western Front in the Great War.
Photo Copyright © Phil Horton
Now beautifully restored the loco was in action in November 2018 marking 100 years since the Armistice that brought the conflict of the Great War to an end. The wreath of poppies is symbolic of the act of Remembrance for those who gave their lives in War.
Photo Copyright © Phil Horton
Running bunker first in November 2018 with it's train on the 1ooth anniversary of the Armistice of 1918.
Photo Copyright © Phil Horton
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