Above-Below Three Stanier engines Nosand nearest are among the accumulation of machines alive and ready for action at 9B. But no matter…their most useful days were now some way behind them, even though there were still some 77 of this class left in service by this date of Julymainly for the reason of their youth.
Inset The class was developed from the original five 7ft 'Compound' s introduced in by Samuel W. No was among only a few survivors of this once extensive class totalling - only thirty six engines were still listed in my winter abc; No was withdrawn in October Ill-broken oxen and reluctant mules either bolted or sulked in harness, entangled themselves in picket ropes or escaped entirely and sped back to the starting point.
Even in July in this part of the country, emigrants shivered in early morning and night. They did know that the back country of Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas had not proved to be a shining paradise. Work was done to clear more and more of the trail stretching farther West and it eventually reached Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Wagons, cattle and horses had to be left behind. So much for trimming the tender on the part of the 26A men! On 29 April Nothe first of the class, permanently swapped identities with which had been named 'Silver Jubilee' on 19th April in recognition of the Silver Jubilee of King George V on 6th May of that year.
At this juncture, it should be explained that the practice for picking up water with a double-headed train was that the leading engine dipped first and as the spray started to dwindle the train engine dipped second.
Between and aboutpeople used what had become the most famous wagon route across America. The doyen of the class was destined for preservation after withdrawal in and restored in Midland maroon livery for display at Clapham Transport Museum.
By early November, a small fleet of boats was heading down the Columbia River toward the Willamette Valley. With less that a month to go before expiry in AugustClass 8F No - a long-time resident of Heaton Mersey freight shed - is flanked by other Stanier machines resting in the shed's hazy environs, a scene best described as an aura of wonder, a mystical, even magical perception of strong light and dark shadows splendidly encapsulated by Dave Salmon's eye for a great picture; he selected the venue very well indeed.
To keep the animals moving, it often became necessary to lighten their loads. The 2,mile east-west trail served as a critical transportation route for emigrants traveling from Missouri to Oregon and other points west during the mids.
This corral of the plains was made the night before by parking the wagons in a circle. After nationalisation inthe newly-formed British Railways tried out a number of liveries with a view to adopting a future standard for its express-passenger engines of Class 8 power classification dark blue and for its fleet of express-passenger locomotives with a lower tractive effort light green.
At the Ice Slough, not quite 80 miles west of Independence Rock, a bed of ice lay about a foot beneath the sod even in the heat of the day.
The snow-crested Laramie Mountains rose in the distance. I am also extremely grateful to Derek Dean - see pages - who has pulled out all the stops in creating the evocative captions…a fitting tribute to steam's final years.
The engine was fortunately selected for the Lancastrian Rail Tour in April and as such was prepared by the staff at Edge Hill depot and was therefore immaculately turned out.
Above BR Standard class 9F No is fully set for action as the excess of steam roars from the safety valve high into the air at Heaton Mersey freight shed, to the west of Stockport.Whilst my passion for railways has its roots in childhood spotting days during the Fifties, by the early Sixties the hobby was running out of steam.
Facts, information and articles about The Oregon Trail, a part of Westward Expansion from the Wild West Oregon Trail summary: The 2,mile east-west trail served as a critical transportation route for emigrants traveling from Missouri to Oregon and other points west during the mids.
Travelers were inspired by dreams of gold and rich.Download