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A steam locomotive on the Midland Railway Line at Killamarsh
Green, H V
Midland Railway Line
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The locomotive pictured is an ex-L M S '8F' class steam locomotive (a Stainer 8f 2-8-0). Over 800 were built for hauling heavy freight trains. Note the yellow star, immediately below the engine number. This indicated that the driving wheels had been balanced to allow the engine to travel at higher speed (60mph?) than '8F's' not so treated.