LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Nuneaton
Castle Bromwich Station: mrcb1019
British Railways Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 No 73003
approaches the station from Washwood Heath on an up express service in 1953.
Built at Derby works in May 1951 No 73003 was to remain in service until
December 1965 when it was withdrawn from 81F Oxford shed. The Standard Class
5MT 4-6-0 was one of the standard classes of steam locomotives built by British
Railways in the 1950s. They were essentially a development of the LMS Stanier
Class 5 4-6-0 ("Black Five") modified for post war conditions with a running
plate fitted to the boiler, self-cleaning grate and smokebox, better valve gear
and other fittings. In total some 172 were built.