20194 1937-05-17 Northampton Castle
Ex-Midland Railway Johnson '55' (LMS'2P') class 2-4-0 No. 20194. Built at Derby in Nov. 1876 as MR No. 57 and withdrawn in June 1939. This lovely May 1937 portrait of Midland veteran 20194 was taken at Northampton Castle Station a favourite haunt of cameraman Les Hanson. 20194 had already served the Midland and LMS for 61 years and still has two more to go. They don't make 'em like that anymore, but it deserved a better smokebox numberplate!
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