Passenger train, hauled by a Coronation Class 4-6-2 locomotive number 46239 "City of Chester" by H L Overend. 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 heavy passenger trains up the slope. Shap was a popular place for railway photographers to take pictures because of the picturesque landscape.
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