Elsecar station on the Elsecar Heritage Centre site near Barnsley in
Sentinel diesel "Elizabeth" originally a
Sentinel steam locomotive rebuilt as a diesel loco in 1965, stands
in Elsecar station awaiting its steam companion to arrive from the
Birkenhead 0-4-0 Saddle Tank locomotive
number 7386, on loan from GWR
Preservation Group at Southall,
enters Elsecar station whilst on a footplate experience duty.
The diesel hauls the train across
Distillery Side level crossing towards Cortonwood.
The present limit of operation, short of
Cortonwood Colliery, protected by its "Stop" sign.
The train comes into view on its return
journey and can be heard working up the gradient.
All trains today were top & tailed
with diesel on the other end.
The scene at Elsecar station after the
loco had been coaled from 2 wheelbarrows.
Final train of the day stops at
Distillery Side Crossing whilst the secondman goes to operate the
crossing flashing lights...
...with "Birkenhead" in tow on the rear.
Heritage Railway, Elsecar Heritage Centre,
Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ