2320 1932-05-17 Birkenhead Docks
Ex-North Eastern Railway W.Worsdell 'J72' class 0-6-0 Tank No. 2320. Built by Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle in April 1922 as NER No. 2320 and withdrawn in February 1960 as BR No. 68727.
The LNER was at liberty to move locomotives that would have been 'foreign territory' in pre-grouping days. Thus 'J72' No. 2320 finds itself in the docks at Birkenhead shunting coal wagons that have come from Llay Main Collieries in Wrexham. I hope this Geordie understands the local accents!
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