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Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:4-6-0, BR, BW, Standard Class Five, Std 5, Steam
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Date modified31-Aug-17 16:05
73001 1951-05 Derby Works

73001 1951-05 Derby Works

Brand new, this has all the signs of being an official portrait of 73001 , newly constructed at Derby Works in 1951 , the second of her class and due to be allocated from new to Derby Motive Power Depot. In late February of 1965 until early January of 1966 this locomotive was at Bath Green Park , working the Somerset and Dorset traffic in company with others of her class but it all ended badly for 73001 on the 1st . December 1965 when she suffered a Blow Back of hot flame from her firebox whilst working a passenger duty at Midsomer Norton , fortunately the footplate crew together with a photographer and Inspector on the footplate all escaped injury with a fractured steam pipe in the smokebox having caused the Blow Back . 73001 was accordingly taken out of traffic and was withdrawn in early January of 1966