42945 1962-10-07 Nuneaton
The first of the Stanier 2-6-0s No.42945 is dutifully “booked” by the three spotters as it comes on shed on 7th October 1962. When it was built in October 1933 it caused an upset because it emerged from Crewe Works with a Great Western Railway style safety valve ‘bonnet’, the photographic evidence of which was quickly ordered to be destroyed but to no avail since several pictures survived. No.42945 started life in the North West, at Carlisle and Workington before moving south to various sheds, spending nearly two decades in North Wales. It arrived at Nuneaton in September 1961 and stayed for over three years before it went to Gorton in December 1964. The 2-6-0s were mainly used on fitted freight workings.