SE3419 : Engine & brake on Knottingley line passing Wakefield Locomotive Depot

taken 52 years ago, near to Wakefield, Great Britain

Engine & brake on Knottingley line passing Wakefield Locomotive Depot
Engine & brake on Knottingley line passing Wakefield Locomotive Depot
View SE, towards Crofton Junction, Pontefract and Knottingley, also Doncaster etc. by the West Riding & Grimsby line. The locomotive is one of numerous ex-WD 'Austerity' 2-8-0s which dominated the coal traffic in the area in the 1950s. No. 90348 was built as No. 7271 (later 77271) in 12/43, but did not work in Britain and was stored at Longmoor before going to the Continent in 11/44: it was returned in 6/46 and stored at Staveley LNE then put to work in 5/47 at Newport (Tees-side): after Nationalisation, as No. 90348 from 1/49 it worked on the LMR, surviving until 9/67.
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SE3419, 161 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
29 July 1966   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3478 1955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.2764N 1:28.5022W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3478 1955
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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