1956

SP8633 : A Stanier 'Duchess' stops at Bletchley for water

taken 67 years ago, near to Bletchley, Milton Keynes, England

A Stanier 'Duchess' stops at Bletchley for water
A Stanier 'Duchess' stops at Bletchley for water
View southward, towards London (Euston) on the West Coast Main Line. This was an unscheduled stop, probably due to the locomotive's inability to take up water at the troughs in the icy - and foggy - weather, December 1956. The engine is No. 46234 'Duchess of Abercorn', one of five of Stanier's great 'Coronation' 4-6-2's built in 1938 without streamlining. The driver is controlling the water-column, his fireman being up on the tender.

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SP8633, 519 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
22 December 1956   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 May, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 868 336 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.6762N 0:44.1708W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 868 336
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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