The close up the footplate of #7801 Anthony Manor before a days public running duty. It takes about 30 - 45 minutes before steam's raised and the locomotives are oiled up and ready for 'the off'. Neil Davis can be seen inspecting the safety valves of the loco before it goes off shed. Note the working vacuum gauge and brake handle to the right of the picture, just above the tender.
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