The Tin Bath ran from Preston and Manchester over the steeply graded routes to West Yorkshire and passed through areas renowned for Lancashire cotton mills and Yorkshire woollen mills. The train was hauled by two steam locomotives ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0’s Nos. 44871 and 45407, facing face some of the fiercest gradients in the country.
|The Tin Bath at Stocksmoor Station|
It was yet another bitterly cold March day as the two locomotives hauled the The Railway Touring Company’s charter train through Stocksmoor station. A good number of photographers had turned out to capture a rare journey by steam train alone this line.