There were still a few of the rebuilt B16s around York in my schoolboy spotter
days - but the Raven originals (like 61422) had all gone. Frodingham, 27 May
B12 61535 looks to be in fine fettle (but what's that lurking in the
The cab makes plain the GNR origin of K2 61728 (which was actually built in
1914 as a K1, rebuilt 1931)
A North Eastern class "R", LNER D20 - it looks well, though I suspect it's
steamed for the last time. 62395 was one of the last, if not the last, to be
62484 "Glen Lyon" is, of course, a Scottish loco - but it's at Carlisle, and I
couldn't resist it. It's the 12.25pm SO ex Hawick, 1 July 1961, a regular duty for
this loco at the time.
The spotters look bemused.
62797 was one of the last survivors of the former GER 2-4-0s, LNER class E4,
going in 1958.
One of the last pre-grouping classes on BR, Q6 63445 is doing what they were
good at - slogging uphill on a Tyne Dock - Consett working at Annfield East 15
The NER's ultimate 0-8-0 was the 3-cylindered T3 (LNER Q7). Here's no 63472
in what remains of Tyne Dock shed
LNER - pre-grouping tender locos
O4/6 no 63843, a rebuild of one of the larger-boilered O5s. (All the O4s in
Kenneth's collection seem to have bent footplating...)
64207 is a Gresley GNR J6 0-6-0...
...and 64284 is a Robinson GCR J11 0-6-0 at Immingham, 27 May 1961
Back to the former Great Eastern for D16 62606, one of the last Claude
Hamiltons. Withdrawn in 1959, none of the class survived.
Sheffield Victoria - and Great Central D11 no 62662 "Prince of Wales".
The North Eastern had quite a variety - the oldest in BR service being the
surviving J21s. 65033 is of course still with us, despite being withdrawn, then
reinstated, in 1939. We think this is Darlington Shed, 7 May 1960, prior to
working the J21 Rail Tour to Carlisle
65177 was a Great Central loco, LNER J10
*it's a North British 800bhp Type 1 (class 16), D8404.
The GER's ultimate 0-6-0 was the J20 - here's 64696 looking very healthy
65445 was a GER J15, quite an antique when this photo was taken. Clearly it's
been found something to keep it moderately busy at Stratford 9 October 1961
Another GER loco, 65330 was LNER class J17 Possibly at Kings Lynn, where it
was based in the late 50s
North Eastern class P1, LNER J25 no 65720 was one of the last survivors of
the class, withdrawn in 1962
65858 is a J27 (NER P3) - the J27s shared with the Q6s in being the last pre-
grouping steam on BR