Driver and fireman, about 1953

Driver and fireman, about 1953
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Driver and fireman on the footplate of a Schools class 4-6-0 locomotive number 30913 Christ's Hospital by Patrick Ransome-Wallis, about 1953. Driving a steam locomotive was hard and dirty work, with drivers having to work long hours with a great deal of responsibility on their shoulders. However, steam traction was being phased out at this time, and working conditions improved with changes to diesel and electric traction.

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