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Blog Post No 64. I had got wind that these two paired vintage locomotives were coming into Leeds from Harrogate, and the approximate time. So where to view and photograph them, together with a good setting ?

I remembered going to watch the Harrogate Pullman , double headed toiling up the gradient out of the Leeds basin with a Hunt class, maybe the ‘ Sinnington ‘ and A1 ‘ Sugar Palm ‘ blasting out and filling the sky with smoke and steam.

And here is the location viewed from a pedestrian footbridge with Burley Park on the left. In earlier times there had only been railings bordering the railway. 2 – 2 – 2 Hardwicke leads the 4 – 4 – 0 through the road bridge with the old terrace houses helping to balance the concrete wall and trees.

The strongly defined locomotives stand out well against the softly and loosely painted surrounding foliage. Momentum is induced by the soft white emission from the chimney of the leading loco and the excess steam blowing off from the 4 – 4 – 0. What memories !