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A touch of France at Carnforth
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No: 9741   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1973   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: England
A touch of France at Carnforth

SNCF Pacific 231K22 at Carnforth Steamtown in 1973. I don't know all the details of how she came to be there but she is now in Germany.
Picture added on 24 November 2010 at 11:09
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A snippet from the WorldRailFans web site forum:
"The 231 K 22 had been bought by an Englishman, Dr. Peter Beet, who eventually moved it to Carnforth, however with tender 38 A 66."
I believe that this and 19 other locomotives in the series were built for the PLM around 1912 by Henschel & Sohn, in Kassel, Germany, due to the prevailing lack of locomotive building capacity in France at the time. After much rebuilding they were inherited by the SNCF.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 24 November 2010.
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