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63431 at Boosbeck

Locomotive 63431 also visited Boosbeck, possibly before or after crossing the Slapewath viaduct, as part of the Q6 range were specifically designed to handle the mineral traffic of the North Eastern Railway. This view of the locomotives gives a real impression of the size and potential power they possessed.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

63431 at Kilton Mine

The Q6 Rail Tour obviously include several ‘detours’ and obviously Kilton Mine was one! This view appears to show the locomotive close to the mine.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

63431 at Huntcliff – take 2

Locomotive 63431 on the track at Huntcliff, obviously the photographers are now appreciating the view! The driver obviously preferred to remain in the cab.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

63431 on Huntcliff

This image was taken from one of the brake vans which were part of the 63431 train as it passed around Huntcliff point, it gives a lasting impression of the closeness of the edge. Early locomotive drivers and passengers must have had a wonderful view!

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry.

63431 at Huntcliff with ‘Friends’

Locomotive 63431 at Huntcliff – stationary – obviously for photographs. This image and the next give a perspective of how close the rail track is to the edge!

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Locomotive 63431 on Crag Hall Turntable

Locomotive 63431 on the Crag Hall turntable whilst part of the Q6 Rail Tour. This must have attracted many eager photographers, judging by this image and others in the selection.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Rail Tour – Q6 63431 at Slapewath Viaduct

Locomotive Q6 63431 steaming over Slapewath viaduct as part of the Q6 Rail Tour in the 1960’s. This is part of a series of images taken by Robert Goundry with his prized Kodak Retinette Ia camera, of the Rail Tour and landscape views.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Skinningrove Steelworks Loco

Skinningrove Steelworks Loco

Greenbank a steel works locomotive with the proud staff.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Train to Loftus from Whitby

Train to Loftus from Whitby

We wondered where this train was and the probable journey, having been told by Derick Pearson that it is the 67750 (locomotive number) and was on the Whitby to Loftus line. Tom Sayers has come to the rescue with the following information: ”This picture was taken just after the train had come out of the tunnel at Easington on the way to Loftus.”
Photograph courtesy of Maurice Grayson (from the Neville Stead Collection),with thanks to Derick and Tom for the updates.

Cragg Hall 1958

Cragg Hall 1958

Russell Piggot ha s assisted in identifying the train as:

”A Q6 Class 6 0-8-0.”

Thanks to Russell for the update.