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GWR 'Saint' 4-6-0 No. 2950 'Taplow Court' at Reading c.1930s. This locomotive was built at Swindon in May 1912 and withdrawn in September 1952. Photographer Unknown.




G.W.R. 'Castle' Class 4-6-0 No. 4032 'Queen Alexandra'. Originally built as a 'Star' Class locomotive in October 1910 Location and Photographer are unknown c.1930's




An unidentified G.W.R. 43XX 2-6-0 is seen at an unknown location in the mid 1930's. Photographer Unknown




G.W.R. 4-6-0 No. 6003 'King George IV'. Photograph probably dates from the mid 1930's. Location and Photographer are unknown




G.W.R. 4-6-0 No. 6009 'King Charles II'. Photograph probably dates from the mid 1930's. Location and Photographer are unknown




Percy Day on the footplate of G.W.R. 4-6-0 No. 6966 'Witchingham Hall' c.1945 - I hope the crease is on the photograph and not on the cab, as the locomotive was new in 1944!




M.& G.N.J.R. 4-4-0 No. 050 Peterborough 16/04/1938 built 1894, withdrawn 1945 L.N.E.R. Class D53




L.N.E.R. J21 0-6-0 No. 300 (B.R. 65068) Peterborough North Station 21st of May 1938 A veteran from 1890 being built at Darlington for the N.E.R. in December of that year. This locomotive remained in service until June 1954




L.N.E.R. K3 2-6-0 No. 2443 (B.R. 61947) double heading with a Ex G.N.R. Atlantic Peterborough North Station 1938. The locomotive at this time was only 3 years old, being built by NBL in September 1935




L.N.E.R. A4 4-6-2 No. 2510 (B.R. 60015) ' Quicksilver ' Peterborough North station 1938




L.N.E.R. Gresley Pacific, Class A4 4-6-2 (B.R. 60017) 'Silver Fox' Peterborough North 11th May 1938, waits departure with what looks like one of the streamlined coach sets introduced for express passenger trains on the ECML during the 1930's




A3 4-6-2 No.44 'Melton' (formerly No.2543, later B.R.No.60044) at Grantham shed 1947/8 (Photograph by Tony Roberts)




L.N.E.R. A3 4-6-2 2751 'Humorist' (B.R. 60097) entering Peterborough North station 1938. Recently fitted with a double chimney and sporting the first of several types of smoke deflectors that the loco was to carry.




L.N.E.R. A3 4-6-2 Collecting water from Werrington Troughs North of Peterborough 1938.




Unidentified A1 or A3 4-6-2 at Fletton Junction 1938




B1 4-6-0 No.61204 Doncaster ready to depart for Lincoln 1947/48 (Photograph by Tony Roberts)




L.N.E.R. Class C1 4-4-2 No. 3279 (B.R. 62808) at Walton Peterborough on 6th August 1938 The first two coaches behind the tender appear to be an articulated set This engine is photographed in its final 2 cylinder form, unique in having outside Walscharts valve gear - a legacy from its 4 cylinder days. After its rebuilding in 1938 it was allocated to New England M.P.D. In this photograph dated 06/08/1938 the coal in the tender is in bags, probably to measure fuel consumption as the engine was not released to traffic until June 1938. This locomotive was built by the G.N.R. in 1904 at Doncaster.





L.N.E.R. Class C1 4-4-2 No.4413 New England Yards Peterborough 1938 Built by the G.N.R. in 1905 at Doncaster.




L.N.E.R. Class C1 4-4-2 No. 4459 Peterborough North Station 1938 Built by the G.N.R. in 1910 at Doncaster.




L.N.E.R. Class C1 4-4-2 No. ???? at Sages Lane Peterborough 1938




A4 4-6-2 No. 4491 (B.R. 60012) 'Commonwealth of Australia' at Fletton Junction 1938




L.N.E.R. 4771 (B.R.60800) 'Green Arrow' the pioneer of the class stands at Peterborough North Station in 1938. The V2 class introduced in 1936 once numbered 184 locomotives, 164 of these were built at Darlington the remainder at Doncaster There is now only 1 survivor - 60800 (4771) 'Green Arrow' and now resides at the NRM York.




L.N.E.R. 4786 (B.R.60815) built at Darlington in October 1937, is photographed approaching Peterborough in 1938.




L.N.E.R. 4792 (B.R. 60821) built at Darlington in December 1937 and is seen at Peterborough North Station in the summer of 1938.




L.N.E.R. D9 4-4-0 No. 6042 (Ex G.C.R.Class 11C) Peterborough North Station 14/05/1938 This locomotive had been recently transferred to the Eastern section, allocated to Peterborough East MPD and was to be withdrawn just over a year later




L.N.E.R. No. 6586 Class O4 2-8-0 (B.R. 63775) Sages Lane Peterborough 25th of July 1938




G.N.R. 8ft single No. 1 Fletton Junction 11th of September 1938




G.N.R. 8ft single No. 1 approaching Peterborough North Station from the South 11/09/1938




G.N.R. 8ft single No. 1 Peterborough North Station 11th of September 1938




G.N.R. 8ft single No. 1 Peterborough North Station 1938




G.N.R. 8ft single No. 1 Peterborough North Station 11th of September 1938




G.N.R. 8ft single No. 1 Peterborough North Station 11th of September 1938




M.R. 1400 or 1502 Class 2-4-0 Peterborough 1938 (only nos. 20225, 20216, 20251, 20266 & 20267 survived at this time)




A Midland Railway '483' Class 4-4-0, built in 1908 by Dubbs & Co. as No. 78 for the S.& D.J.R. renumbered by the L.M.S. to 321 is seen at Bath on the 31st of May 1931. This locomotive was withdrawn in 1938. Photographer unknown.




L.M.S. 2-6-4T No. 2330 Built at Derby in February 1929 passes through Peterborough North Station 1938




No.3499 (BR 43499) a Johnson 3F 0-6-0 at Derby on the 10th of November 1946. Photographer unknown.




L.M.S.R. 2-6-0+0-6-2 No. 4970 Peterborough North Station 1938




The last survivor of Midland Railway Class '1282' - LMS No. 20185. (BR No. 58021 but not carried). Built by Dübs & Co c.1884 Photograph dated 04/04/1947 Photographer unknown





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