1961

SE3319 : Westbound freight west of Wakefield West Junction

taken 63 years ago, near to Wakefield, England

Westbound freight west of Wakefield West Junction
Westbound freight west of Wakefield West Junction
View NE, towards Wakefield West Junction, Wakefield Kirkgate, Normanton etc.: ex-L&Y Calder Valley main line: the bridge in the background carries the ex-GN (West Riding & Grimsby line) from Hare Park Junction and Doncaster (right) to Wakefield Westgate, Leeds and Bradford (left). The Class H freight is headed by ex-WD 2-8-0 No. 90362, which was built in 1/44 as No. 7299 (later 77299) and put into Store at Longmoor until shipped to the Continent in 1/45. After working on the Detmold Military Railway in Germany, it returned to England late in 1947 and was stored at Dovercourt Bay until 6/49 - longer than most, then put to work on the LMR. It was one of the large number of 'Austerities' which ousted the LMS Fowler 7F 0-8-0s on the Central Division and lasted until 6/67.

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Geographical Context: Railways other tags: L&Y Wakefield WD 2-8-0 Calder Valley Main Line Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SE3319, 224 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
18 March 1961   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 January, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3317 1983 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.4336N 1:29.9625W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3317 1983
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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