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Standard 5 Approaching Woodthorpe

By Paulmayo21
Class 5 Approaching Woodthorpe Bridge at Great Central Autumn Gala 3rd October...

No.73156 was one of 172 Standard Class 5 locomotives built by British Railways Workshops between 1951 and 1956. The Class was designed for mixed traffic duties throughout the Regions of British Railways.

The locomotive was one of nine examples built at Doncaster, emerging from the Plant in December, 1956 and, together with four others (Nos.73155-159), was allocated to Neasden depot (34E) at the London end of the Great Central main line. The Class 5s were not the first BR Standard type to arrive; having been preceded in 1956 by a batch of Class 4 76XXX series tender engines and Class 4 tank engines 80XXX series.

No.73156 arrived at Neasden on 6th January, 1957, one day after No.73155 and the two supplemented some seventy other steam locomotives from nine different classes. The depot also serviced locomotives arriving from the North, particularly from Leicester Central.

Tags: Transport Steam railway Heritage railways

Voters: Toobi_Won, saxon_image, mike9005 and 28 more

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Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
12 Oct 2019 10:52AM
Stunning shot, Paul!

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12 Oct 2019 10:53AM
Many thanks Mike turned out not to bad on a grim overcast day................
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
12 Oct 2019 10:56AM

Quote:Many thanks Mike turned out not to bad on a grim overcast day................

It can be too bright and contrasty sometimes, Paul, this looks just right.
12 Oct 2019 11:08AM
Cheers Mike..................
12 Oct 2019 6:01PM
Nicely done
12 Oct 2019 11:54PM
Nice one! Good information too!

Arne Smile
Great capture
14 Oct 2019 3:32AM
Thanks everyone for looking & taking time to comment

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