Pair of LNER K2 2-6-0 locomotives heading a

Pair of LNER K2 2-6-0 locomotives heading a
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40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

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Pair of LNER K2 2-6-0 locomotives heading a heavy train on 'Horseshoe Curve' viaduct, mid 1950s. London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) K2 locomotives on the West Highland line, running from Glasgow over the wilds of Rannoch Moor to the foothills of Ben Nevis at Fort William. The 'Horseshoe Curve' viaduct between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy is amongst the memorable features along the line. Rather than face the expense of a long viaduct to pursue a direct course, the cash- strapped railway company took its line around the flanks of Ben Odhar, Ben a Chaistel and Ben Doran with viaducts to carry it acros the two intervening glens. Official British Transport Films photograph.

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