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673 Maude at Rainhill 150th - 1980
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No: 17238   Contributor: Ray Bennett   Year: 1980   Manufacturer: Neilson and Company   Country: England
673 Maude at Rainhill 150th - 1980

I recently came across my original photographs from the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Rainhill Trials taken back on the 25th May 1980. Trust they are of interest, this is the Midland Railway Johnson Class 115 'Spinner' 4-2-2 of 1897. Apologies for the quality of these photographs, things have moved on a bit since then.
Picture added on 20 May 2013 at 22:26
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Certainly are of interest Ray - thanks very much.
Hope you won't mind me spreading them over a couple of days.

Added by John Southall on 20 May 2013.
Brings back some memories. I live near Rainhill and my brother-in-law has a house that backs on to this railway line so I had a first class view of the cavalcade.

Added by Dave Price on 21 May 2013.
John, quite a few more to add so please spread them out.

Added by Ray BENNETT on 21 May 2013.
Dave, we lived at Sutton Leach back then and a short walk took us to the rostering point to get these pictures from a partly demolished overbridge. Great Day and if memory serves right, great weather for a Bank Holiday Weekend.

Added by Ray BENNETT on 21 May 2013.
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