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Webb ‘Coal Tank’ No. 3287 is obviously
taking water somewhere... but where, what and when? Can you help us out?
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|Robert H. Barlow — 31-Mar-2005 3.14 PM|
|Coal Tank with duplicate number 3287 was originally number 549 built in December 1886 and renumbered in January 1922. It became LMS number 7550, applied in December 1927 and was motor fitted around the same date. Withdrawal came in July 1931.|
The condition of the engine suggests a date in the first half of the period 1922-27.
|Mike Bentley — 07-Apr-2005 10.21 PM|
|The photograph was taken at Greenfield. I have seen a print of this with the date 1915 written on the back, but that must be wrong because the engine became 3287 in 1.1922. Its number in the capital list was then taken by a Beardmore Prince, as happened to several of its contemporaries. There seem to be carriages on either side of the engine, and cords seem to be rigged connecting them to the engine cab. So perhaps it is working a motor train of some sort, though the carriage facing the camera has a corridor end. Perhaps the engine is shedded at Lees (Oldham) and the train is working from Oldham to Stalybridge or Delph.|
|Dave Pennington — 17-Apr-2005 12.09 PM|
|I have just received a copy of Back Track Vol.3 No.2. This has a copy of the photo and the caption states that the train is a push-pull working from Oldham Clegg Street at Greenfield c1915|
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