British Railways built to an LMS design, Ivatt 2-6-2T No 41234 is seen standing in the down bay along side platform two at the head of a local Leamington to Coventry passenger train. The date on the photograph states the photograph was taken on 25th June 1949 but this was six months before the locomotive was built. The LMS abandoned the policy of cascading older locomotives to secondary duties realising that the cost of maintaining and servicing of out of date locomotives outweighed the capital costs of building new purpose built locomotives.
Ivatt's 2-6-2T were equipped with many labour saving devices many borrowed from the experience of operating USA Army Corp. locomotives operated in the UK during the Second World War. Built at Crewe works in August 1949 No 41234 remained in service until November 1966 when it was withdrawn from Sutton Oak shed to be scrapped sometime later date.