SE3909 : Northbound coal train on Dearne Valley line at Grimethorpe

taken 67 years ago, near to Cudworth, Barnsley, Great Britain

Northbound coal train on Dearne Valley line at Grimethorpe
Northbound coal train on Dearne Valley line at Grimethorpe
View southward, towards Edlington (Doncaster) on the ex-L&Y Dearne Valley line from Wakefield via Crofton Junction to Edlington and the ex-GN at Black Carr Junction. On this line a passenger service had run from Wakefield to Edlington, serving Grimethorpe Halt near here, until 9/51: mineral traffic continued until 1966. The train is headed by WD 2-8-0, No. 90631, which was built as 8626 (later 78626) in 3/44, stored (probably at Melbourne) until shipped in 11/44. Overseas it was lent to the US Army 2/45-8/45, then kept by 21st Army Group in Germany until returned late in 1947 and stored at Parkestone LNE, but appears not to have been put into service until 5/49; it was then allocated to Wakefield on the LMR, where as BR No. 90631 it spent all its life until withdrawn in 1/67.
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Date Taken
24 July 1951   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
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Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 399 094 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.8131N 1:23.8847W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 399 094
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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