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Date modified18-Jul-21 14:07
44049 1964-08-22 Westhouses MPD

44049 1964-08-22 Westhouses MPD

Ex-LMS Fowler '4F' class 0-6-0 No. 44049. Built at Derby in March 1925 as LMS No. 4049 and withdrawn in December 1964.

I doubt if anyone could use the adjective 'elegant' when describing Fowler's '4Fs'. 'Purposeful', 'workmanlike' and 'ubiquitous' would probably be nearer the mark! Resting at Westhouses MPD in Derbyshire, 44049 has acquired a yellow cabside stripe telling us it is unlikely to be seen under the electrified catenary south of Crewe. To achieve this, poor old 44049 would have had to journey over 90 miles from Westhouses - as if...!

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