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Fowler class 4F No 44236 labours up the 1 in 90 climb past Dove Holes Tunnel signalbox on Saturday July 30th 1960 with an up excursion train. The ex LNWR Buxton branch passes over the Midland main line on the embankment above the train.

Photo: Harold Dudley Bowtell/MLS Collection.

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Last update May 2015