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Turntable - Middlesbrough

Now you train spotters out there where is this? I know you wil be able to tell me, just reminds me of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Derick Pearson with assistance from Russ Pigott informs us: ”image shows (left to right) 67281; was the last surviving example of a G5, She was an 0-4-4T type. She was withdrawn by British rail in 1958. 43073. is definitely a Ivatt Class 4 and the last photo I have of her is leaving Roose Railway station, Barrow-in-Furness in 1960. Where she ended up I do not know. 67663. Was a V1 2-6-2T Gresley. The Class V3 Gresley was introduced 1939, built on the same chassis and everything else. Appearance was much the same as the V1 but the V3 had a Higher Boiler Pressure. This one is the earlier V1. 63340. Is as Russ says a Q6. It was originally a N.E.R class T2 0-8-0. Classified as a Q6 by the L.N.E.R. 120 were built at Darlington works between 1913 and 1921 to the design of Vincent Raven. They were based on the N.E.R Class T and T1- L.E.N.R – Q5s. All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered from 63340 to 63459. 63372 was withdrawn in 1960 after an accident. The others were withdrawn from 1963 to 1967. Only one of them, the 63395 has survived to preservation on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. She re-entered service after a major overhall in 2007. 67685. Was A Gresley 3 cyl V3. The last reference I have to her is at Battersby Junction near Gt Ayton. Hope this sorts that one out.”

(photo courtesy of Mike Holliday, but now known to be from a CD produced by Derick Pearson.)

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