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65091 1954-07 Penrith No 2 Box

65091 1954-07 Penrith No 2 Box

Ex-North Eastern Railway T.W.Worsdell 'C' (LNER 'J21') class 0-6-0 No. 65091. Built at Gateshead in June 1891 as NER No. 1564 and withdrawn in November 1957.

Thomas Worsdell favoured compound locomotives and all 201 of his 'C' class 0-6-0s were built 1886-94 as such. His successor and brother, Wilson Worsdell rebuilt the entire class as 'simples' between 1901 and 1913. The reason was that although marginally less fuel efficient, the cost of maintenance with compound expansion exceeded the benefits. Simple - see? Adjacent to Penrith turntable and alongside Penrith No.2 Box, 65091 awaits it next turn of duty in July 1954.

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