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Engine & Dead Engine
Photo: Peter Worthington
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Item #: 21654
1961 Engine and Dead Engine heading south for Spring Branch Depot.

Comment by: Frank Brindle on 17th October 2012 at 16:56

Number of Black Five lead Loco appears to be 44929 the smokebox numberplate of which I bought,and still have,after the Loco was withdrawn from Bolton shed at the end of June 1968

Comment by: Peter W. on 18th October 2012 at 00:33

44929 it is Frank. Is this a coincidence or did You presume I had the photo?

Comment by: Frank Brindle on 18th October 2012 at 17:41

Yes just a coincidence Peter.44929 was allocated to Agecroft shed at this time and although not a million miles from Wigan would more likely be seen across the road passing through Wallgate station rather than southbound on the WCML approaching North West with a dead what appears to be a Royal Scot or Rebuilt Patriot in tow

Comment by: Peter W. on 21st October 2012 at 01:41

This photo blows up well for a matt finish, even so I still can't identify the dead one, but the tender appears to be empty and a few bits missing if it's a Patriot

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