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  1. Double headed on Hemerdon

    Double headed on Hemerdon

  2. Double headed on Hemerdon

    Double headed on Hemerdon

  3. Double headed on Hemerdon

    Double headed on Hemerdon

  4. 140216-P3M0029

    140216-P3M0029

  5. A4 class Bittern leaves Kingswear for Banbury (150 miles?)

    A4 class Bittern leaves Kingswear for Banbury (150 miles?)

  6. A4 class Bittern leaves Kingswear for Banbury (150 miles?)

    A4 class Bittern leaves Kingswear for Banbury (150 miles?)

  7. Lydham Manor departs Kingswear for Paignton

    Lydham Manor departs Kingswear for Paignton

  8. Breasting the summit

    Breasting the summit

  9. Approaching the top of Hemerdon Bank

    Approaching the top of Hemerdon Bank

  10. Beginning to climb Dainton

    Beginning to climb Dainton

  11. Something's coming

    Something's coming

  12. 5542 departs for Totnes

    5542 departs for Totnes

  13. Singalman hands over the single line working token

    Singalman hands over the single line working token

  14. Driver places the headlamp

    Driver places the headlamp

  15. Auto trailer driving cab

    Auto trailer driving cab

  16. Running in to the departure platform

    Running in to the departure platform

  17. Reversing out of the yard

    Reversing out of the yard

  18. 5542 backs off the shed

    5542 backs off the shed

  19. The fireman climbs aboard

    The fireman climbs aboard

  20. Raising steam on shed

    Raising steam on shed

  21. Sunlight filtered through the steam

    Sunlight filtered through the steam

  22. 1450 blowing off whilst waiting for the starter signal

    1450 blowing off whilst waiting for the starter signal

  23. 1450 heads towards Totnes with a single trailer auto train

    1450 heads towards Totnes with a single trailer auto train

  24. 5542 heads towards Totnes with a single trailer auto train

    5542 heads towards Totnes with a single trailer auto train

  25. The auto train alongside the River Dart near Totnes

    The auto train alongside the River Dart near Totnes

  26. Passenger boarding the train at Nappers Halt, a request stop

    Passenger boarding the train at Nappers Halt, a request stop

  27. Auto train approaching Nappers Crossing

    Auto train approaching Nappers Crossing

  28. Steam Railcar No 93

    Steam Railcar No 93

  29. Steam Railcar No 93

    Steam Railcar No 93

  30. Returning towards Buckfastleigh

    Returning towards Buckfastleigh

  31. Away towards Totnes

    Away towards Totnes

  32. The drivers awaits the guards all clear

    The drivers awaits the guards all clear

  33. Collett Class 1400 enters Staverton Station

    Collett Class 1400 enters Staverton Station

  34. Collett Class 1400 tank approaches Caddaford

    Collett Class 1400 tank approaches Caddaford

  35. Local Goods

    Local Goods

  36. Morning Milk

    Morning Milk

  37. Oliver Cromwell approaches Totnes 19/05/12

    Oliver Cromwell approaches Totnes 19/05/12

  38. Brittania leaves for Bristol

    Brittania leaves for Bristol

  39. Earl of Mount Edgecumbe climbing Hemerdon

    Earl of Mount Edgecumbe climbing Hemerdon

  40. Earl of Mount Edgecumbe heads west

    Earl of Mount Edgecumbe heads west

  41. Tangmere breasts the summit

    Tangmere breasts the summit

  42. 3205 heading for Buckfastleigh

    3205 heading for Buckfastleigh

  43. Drain cocks open

    Drain cocks open

  44. Lydham Manor

    Lydham Manor

  45. Oliver Cromwell

    Oliver Cromwell

    Britannia class Oliver Cromwell at approx 60mph
  46. Oliver Cromwell entering Totnes

    Oliver Cromwell entering Totnes

    Britannia class locomotive Oliver Cromwell passing Totnes on a special Bristol to Par service 19/05/12
  47. Smoke and steam

    Smoke and steam

    The Castle class locomotive Earl of Mount Edgecumbe tackling Hemerdon bank just east of Plymouth (UK)
  48. A satisfied crew

    A satisfied crew

    With Hemerdon behind them and tackled in grand style the crew are to be congratulated
  49. The incline eases

    The incline eases

    At this point the incline eases from 1 in 42 to 1 in 51
  50. Climbing Hemerdon

    Climbing Hemerdon

    Earl of Mount Edgecumbe nears the top of Hemerdon Bank east of Plymouth (Devon), a 1 in 42 2.5 mile incline, the 4th steepest on the British mainline
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