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In steam days on British Railways the South Devon banks presented a formidable challange to any steam locomotive so that drivers whose trains were above a certain weight could request a pilot engine be attached to increase the power and prevent stalling on the gradient. If an engine stalled and came to a standstill it would probably not be able to restart and have to call for another engine to assist and this would cause delay to following trains, so a prudent driver would play safe and take a pilot anyway.
Here a Manor pilots a King at just past Aller Junction with the ascent of Dainton bank ahead of them and both engines are giving it all they’ve got to rush the bank and the hills are echoing to their efforts on a summers day in 1958.
Painted for a client based on his favourite photo about 6 years ago in oils on canvas.
An oil painting like this on board or canvas 20″×30″ of your favourite railway subject, British, American or even French, would cost about £2500.
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