Introductory Scottish pre-grouping steam Carlisle GWR Southern LMS - LMS-built LMS - pre-grouping classes LNER - LNER-built LNER - pre-grouping tender locos LNER - pre-grouping tanks BR standards et al. We start with 67230, a former GER 2-4-2T, LNER F6. Their predecessors (F4 and F5) were known as "gobblers" - I'm not sure whether these had such a great appetite for coal NER "O", LNER G5 no 67261 at Monkseaton. It will be good to see one of these neat and well-proportioned locos in action again 67417 was the last survivor of class C13, built for the Great Central. It's wearing a cloth cap - I suspect it had been withdrawn when the photo was taken - Gorton? Here's a really interesting little loco - J77 68406 is a rebuild of one of Fletcher's "BTP" 0-4-4 well tanks, a class dating from 1874. 68406 was withdrawn in late 1959; the last four went in 1960. Thornaby J69 no 68566, one of a large class of very compact little locos built by the Great Eastern. King's Lynn, we think... Another GNR 0-6-0, this time a J50 side tank, number 68897, firmly in NER territory at Darlington. 12 July 1958 69267 was a Great Central (originally MS&L) locomotive, LNER class N5. An attractive  scene at Sunderland shed Back to the GER - N7 no 69640 LNER - pre-grouping tanks 69820 - a Great Central 4-6-2T, LNER class A5, looking in fine fettle at Darlington... ...but A8 69887 looks as though its days of action may be over at Darlington shed. These locos were rebuilds, by Gresley, of Raven's NER 4-4-4 tanks of class D of 1913 Lastly, a hefty looking ex-GCR 0-8-0T. Sadly, like the C13 above, 69935 is wearing a cloth cap, and probably will not steam again. Frodingham, we think... J72 68736 - one of the locomotives repainted in NER livery for station pilot duty, this one being at Newcastle GNR 0-6-0ST - class J52 68824. Someone has chalked on the bunker "St Helens 44, Hunslet 2" LNER - pre-grouping tanks