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Date modified27-Jun-21 15:52
50725 1950s Normanton

50725 1950s Normanton

Ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Aspinall '5' class 2-4-2 Tank No. 50725. Built at Horwich in March 1896 as L&YR No. 24 and withdrawn in October 1958. Ex-LMS Stanier '3P' class 2-6-2 Tank No. 40179. Built at Derby in April 1938 as LMS No. 179 and withdrawn in March 1962.

Over 40 years separate the build dates of these two locomotives, yet only four separate their withdrawals! They were largely doing the same 'local' work but the L&Y veteran wins my 'usefulness' prize! An undated 1950s view at Normanton Station but it is between June 1954 and October 1958.

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