6024 Lostock Hall Junction 28 March 1998

King Class 4-6-0 6024 King Edward I blackens the sky as it pulls away from a brief stop at Lostock Hall Junction on 28 March 1998. It is working the Pathfinder Tours 1Z34 05:40 Swindon to Carlisle 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' railtour, which it took over at Crewe. If you think this exhaust looks a bit thick, it's nothing compared with what it was putting out as it approached the junction!