NZ2563 : Shafts of sunlight strike a North Eastern D20 4-4-0 inside Gateshead Locomotive Depot

taken 67 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Shafts of sunlight strike a North Eastern D20 4-4-0 inside Gateshead Locomotive Depot
Shafts of sunlight strike a North Eastern D20 4-4-0 inside Gateshead Locomotive Depot
Situated in a cramped site on the south bank of the Tyne between King Edward Bridge Junction and Gateshead West Station, Gateshead Locomotive Depot was the principal passenger depot for Newcastle traffic on the ECML and the lines to Carlisle and to Tees-side via Sunderland; Heaton Depot to the north, equally large, also provided passenger motive-power but was devoted more to freight traffic. Gateshead (coded 52A) had an allocation in 1954 of 94, comprising 35 4-6-2, 12 2-6-2, 8 4-6-0, 3 4-4-0, 7 0-6-0, 7 2-6-2T, 1 0-6-2T, 18 0-6-0T, 1 0-4-4T and 2 0-4-0T. Having been built in 1907 for main ECML express work, D20 No. 62387 seen here was by 1954 mainly engaged in pilot assistance to the big engines on heavy ECML expresses.
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13 June 1954   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 March, 2011
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Railway engine shed   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 251 633 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.8436N 1:36.5426W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 251 633
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