PHILIP Winstanley photographed this loco as it made its way along the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway earlier this week.

'Beatrice' - 0-6-0ST (Saddle Tank) No. 7 was working on Tuesday, the day of the first rail strikes.

Philip points out it was so warm on Tuesday that there was no smoke to be seen coming out of the chimney.

Beatrice, according to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway web website, was built in 1945 along with a second locomotive under an order for the Ministry of Supply; the fate of the other loco is unknown. The loco was delivered to The Ackton Hall Colliery, near Pontefract, where it was named after the colliery manager's daughter.

The steam railway says: "Sold into preservation in 1976, and operating from 1982 the loco has been at the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway for longer than her previous industrial career. Overhauled again and back at work in 2012, Beatrice has the upgrades of a rocking grate, hopper ash-pan and a Lempor exhaust system."