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central wagon & thompsons scrap yard


thompsons scrap yard
thompsons scrap yard
Photo: aitch
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Item #: 14931
This is a shot of my brother Ray scanned from a book, in the process of dismantling a loco down Central wagon works, Patricroft Road

Comment by: John on 31st May 2010 at 23:51

Just found this on an auction site advertised in 2008 for sale at £200 :-
LNER BRASS 9” x 5” LOCOMOTIVE WORKSPLATE: “LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY N.B. Loco Co 1948 № 61056” as carried by the LNER 4-6-0 B1 class loco 1056 built by NBL Queens Park Works, Glasgow, works № 25812 and entered service in July 1946. Renumbered E1056 by BR in February 1948 and 61056 in August 1949. Latterly shedded at Ipswich, March, Darnall, and finally Immingham. Withdrawn in April 1964 cut up by Central Wagon Co, Ince. Ex-loco condition front and back

Comment by: aitch on 1st June 2010 at 22:12

All the name and number plates and shed nos, where taken off before they got to the scrapping area, or else they would probably have been weighed in as just scrap, and another interesting point about the photo, the cloth hanging down off the side is in fact a blue asbestos blanket, which covered all the boilers, makes you think, about what we were exposed to

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