No.801 as running in 1948.

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era – 1939 3-Cylinder 4-6-0 – Great Southern Railway

Originally posted on Chasewaterstuff's Railway & Canal Blog:
Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era 1939 3-Cylinder 4-6-0 Great Southern Railway No.801 as running in 1948. Three engines built in 1939 for working the heaviest expresses over the main line between Dublin and Cork. They were named after the Queens of Ireland, No.800 ‘Maeve’, 801…

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