22567 1938-08-27 Rugby MPD
Ex-Midland Railway Kirtley '480' class 0-6-0 No. 22567. Built in 1868 as MR No. 649 and withdrawn in September 1946.
Seen alongside the large workshops at Rugby MPD in August 1938, 22567 had already been working for 33 years by the time Queen Victoria died in 1901! Astonishingly, a further 45 years were ahead of this veteran Matthew Kirtley designed machine before its final curtain fell in 1946. I wonder what was the origin of the stationary boiler seen behind?
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