SP0096 : Ex-LNW 0-8-0 at Bescot

taken 67 years ago, near to Wednesbury, Sandwell, Great Britain

Ex-LNW 0-8-0 at Bescot
Ex-LNW 0-8-0 at Bescot
One of Bescot Depot's numerous ex-LNW 0-8-0s, No. 49045 was built 11/1897 by Webb as a 3-cylinder compound, rebuilt by Whale as a 2-cylinder simple to become LMS Class G1, rebuilt to G2a in 5/39, withdrawn 12/62. It is probably coming off the Depot (to the right) on the line to Wolverhampton, as there appears to be a railway in the distance which is probably the loop between the lines to Walsall from Birmingham (right) and Dudley (left). This is over 60 years ago - and the M6 dominates the scene now.
A site visitor confirms:
The line in the upper left background has a train on it and is the old South Staffs line from Walsall to Dudley. There also appears to be a tank loco to the right of the main loco - it's either coming off the line from the South Staffs ("Bescot Curve") or is banking the train up the curve.
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Date Taken
24 March 1951   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 003 962 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.8341N 1:59.7673W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 003 962
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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