45537 1956-06-01 Crewe
Peter Kerslake says "My three days spent visiting Crewe whilst visiting relatives at Leigh near Manchester produced some good pictures and this was one of my favourites.
Newly outshopped from Crewe Works the previous day, the 31st of May 1956, Carlisle Upperly's unrebuitl 'Patriot' 45537, 'Private E . Sykes V.C.' awaits arrival of its train from the South which it will then work homewards on its first duty following its time in Works. 45537 is clearly looking lovely in its new colours"