Tuesday, June 18, 2019
"Patrick Whitehouse bought Kolhapur as a wreck and it was restored at the Tyseley Railway Museum in Birmingham, which he founded. Kolaphur was one of the few locomotives which were powerful enough to take a passenger train up the Lickey Incline without needing assistance from a banking engine [although there is clearly one depicted here].
"'The Lickey Incline' was painted on site and from a photograph taken by Patrick Whitehouse. The two children depicted in the lower left corner are Whitehouse’s son and daughter.
This picture also featured on the 1974 Hornby model railway catalog.
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Monday, June 17, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Customers will recognise this scene from the first edition of the book The Otago Central Railway: a tribute by Tony Hurst from 1990. (Derek Cross/NZR pic)
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