Tiny Gathering. In honour of the NRM’s ‘Great Gathering’ I’m uploading this is a smaller collection which occurred at Aberdeen’s Ferryhill shed (61B) in August 1966. Gresley 'A4’s' 4-6-2 no.’s 60009 "Union of South Africa" and 60019 "Bittern" receiving some attention. Remarkable, (or not so given this was last place for A4’s) both locomotives were saved for preservation. Looking back I don’t think I realised just what I was seeing. If I had I might have taken more pictures. But then I only…
No. 2001 Cock o' the North - P2 Steam Locomotive Company
In February 1933 the LNER authorised construction of two new locomotives for use on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen expresses. Subsequently known as the P2 class the order was later revised to just one locomotive. The frames were cut and laid in February 1934 with construction of the rest of the locomotive following quickly under Gresley’s …
31/08/1963 - Doncaster Works.
Best viewed Original size. Gresley LNER A4 4-6-2 60032 "Gannet" looks to have exchanged its corridor tender for that of a WD "Austerity" 2-8-0 when pictured inside the Crimpsall shop at Doncaster Works - 31/08/1963. 60032 was in the Plant from 13/08 to 20/09/1963 undergoing a Light Casual repair, but it survived for just one month after release being withdrawn from New England (34E) shed on 20th October. It returned to Doncaster Works for scrapping on 06/12/1963. © picture courtesy of Peter…
60034 at 34E
A4 60034 'Lord Faringdon' heads towards the coaling plant at Peterborough shed (34E) on 01/08/63. The loco was one of those transferred to Aberdeen to work the Glasgow 3 hour expresses from 1963 till 1966.
Category:LNER Class A4s on the East Coast Main Line - Wikimedia Commons
The Royal Train passing Harringay West on its way to York. View southward from the Up Fast platform; ex-Great Northern ECML. Gresley A4 Pacific No. 60028 'Walter K. Whigham', resplendent and with four-lamp headcode heads the Royal Train conveying H.M. the Queen and the Royal Party for the wedding of the Duke of Kent at York Minster. (They didn't trust a Diesel on the Royal Train in those days).