British Railways built to an LMS design, Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T No 41218 is seen on a Coventry to Rugby local passenger train circa 1949. Built at Crewe works in September 1948 No 41218 remained in service until July 1965 when it was withdrawn from Northampton shed to be scraped in September 1965 by J Cashmore of Great Bridge.
The locomotive is 'motor fitted' as is evident by the mass of pipes and other clutter on the left-hand running plate. The smoke box carries two plates, one is 'SC' meaning its smokebox was self-cleaning the other is a 2C shed plate denoting it was shedded at Northampton if the date of photograph is correct. Northampton was assigned the shed allocation 4B in July 1950 with Warwick Milverton taking over the 2C classification at the same time. The 'British Railways' lettering and full LNWR type lining do not help as the locomotive would have carried this livery at least to the end of 1950.