LMS Route: Rugby to Tamworth
Trent Valley Lineside: lnwr_tvl4451
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot Class No 46123 'Royal Irish
Fusileer' is seen on a down express service circa 1949. The tender has the
legend 'British Railways' which was applied prior to a crest being chosen.
Built in November 1927 as LMS No 6123 and with a parallel boiler by the North
British Locomotive Company of Glasgow, No 461234 was renumbered by British
Railways in June 1948. It was then rebuilt by British Railways with the Stanier
2A tapered boiler in 1949, which would have been shortly before the above
photograph was taken, and remained in service until November 1962 when it was
withdrawn from 12B Upperby shed in Carlisle.