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LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington

Old Milverton Lineside Views: lnwr_oldmil1447a

Close up of ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 3738 and ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 'Cauliflower' No 8450 showing both locomotives working hard on the bank

Close up of image 'lnwr_oldmil1447' showing ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 3738 and ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 'Cauliflower' No 8450 as both locomotives have to work hard on the bank. This close up of shows ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 3738 and ex-LNWR 0-6-0 No 8450 in action. The LNWR locomotive appears to have a dirty fire with all of the black smoke being exhausted from its chimney. Both locomotives have full tenders indicating that they were coaled at Milverton before heading towards Nuneaton. The former Midland Railway locomotive was a member of the MR 1873 class and built by Neilson Reid & Co, circa 1901. It was to have strong ties with the area because it saw out its life being withdrawn from Rugby shed in April 1959 and scrapped by A. Loom, Spondon soon afterwards. The Webb designed 'Cauliflower', so described because when the class was initially introduced the LNWR crest on the splasher looked like the vegetable, was built at Crewe in March 1898. During the 1930s it was placed on the duplicate list by the process of adding 20,000 to the number. As No 28450 it remained in service whilst one of Stanier's new 8F 2-8-0 locomotives carried the original number. British Railways renumbered it as No 58381 which it carried for a short period before it was withdrawn from Bangor shed circa 1952.