Shap, c 1935
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Shap, c 1935

Lacey, E R

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A 4-6-0 locomotive with a passenger train, at Shap summit, by E R Lacey, about 1935. The four mile climb to the top of Shap summit has a gradient of 1 in 75, and reaches 300 metres above sea level. Powerful locomotives, such as those in the Princess Coronation class were needed to pull trains up the slope. Shap was a popular place for railway photographers to take pictures because of the picturesque landscape.



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