Where and when - No 7

This *Where and when* has a look of Manchester about it, but that's pure
speculation. It shows 8F 2-8-0 No 48026 at the head of a mixed freight
being banked by what appears to be a Stanier Black 5 4-6-0. The urban
skyline should give plenty of clues.
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No idea on date either, or year even. So let's see what the detectives
amongst us can suggest.
John.
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"Don B" wrote
Thanks Don.
John.
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"John Turner" wrote
Steve Jones tells me:-
Far too easy - very famous stretch of line and that's Manchester Victoria in the background.
Now this is the interesting bit - there's a superb Manchester spread in Oct 2002 & Nov 2002 Steam World by Roger Eckersley, including what looks to be a shot of the same train taken moments before. Presumably the work of either the same photographer (Eddie Bobrowski) or somebody standing right by him!
Forgot to mention - if it is the same train then it was taken on Monday April 22 1968 and the loco at the rear is Black 5 45290.
John.
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