Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 No 8529, a class of locomotives nicknamed Cauliflower, is at the head of a local Leamington to Coventry passenger service. The Cauliflower nickname derived from its early days when it carried the LNWR crest on the splasher, the crest reminding people of the vegetable. Although the valves are lifting showing the fireman has built up a good head of steam the driver is sitting on the adjacent buffer stop enjoying his pipe. C1936
Built at Crewe in April 1900 No 8529 was allocated to the LMS's reserve listing by the addition of 20000 to its running number (28529) in the early thirties to make way for Stanier's 8F 2-8-0 class of locomotives. It was allocated the BR running number 58403 which it never received as it was withdrawn from Bangor shed in December 1948 to be scrapped shortly afterwards.