The eye catching locomotive on the South Tynedale Rail is powered by wood briquettes and not coal
When the railways began carving through the countryside in the 19th century it was a major culture shock for people who had previously only known horse power.
The locomotives, with their fire and steam, must have appeared dragon-like to what was still a largely rural country.
Today, one of the steam engines on the South Tynedale Railway is called Green Dragon – but is part of a drive by the heritage line operation to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, surrounded as it is by a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
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