BR Period Locomotives: lnwrbns_br1827
British Railways Class 5 4-6-0 No 73141 is piloting ex-LMS
5XP 4-6-0 No 45626 'Seychelles' on a heavy Bristol bound express circa 1958.
The use of double-headed trains was not unusual and either reflected a heavy
load behind the tender or severe undulating routes as found in the West Country
where this train was bound. Above No 45626's tender is Signal Box No 4 which
controlled the routes in to and out of the West side of the 'Midland' section
of New Street station. Riddles 4-6-0 No 73141 was fitted with Caprotti valve
gear and was built at Derby works in December 1956 and remained in service
until July 1967 when it was withdrawn from Patricroft shed to be scrapped in
January 1968 by J Cashmore of Newport. Stanier 4-6-0 No 45626 was built at
Crewe works in November 1934 and it remained in service until October 1965 when
it was withdrawn from Holbeck shed in Leeds to be scrapped in January 1966 by
TW Ward of Killamarsh.