LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Nuneaton
Nuneaton Abbey Street Station: mrna1924
Ex-Midland Railway 2F 0-6-0 No 58240 is seen shunting in the
goods yard shortly before it was withdrawn in May 1953. An old stalwart at
Abbey Street regularly seen in the goods yard shunting, and on trip working
along the Leicester to Birmingham line; particularly on local freight traffic
dropping off and picking up as well as shunting country station yards en-route.
It was an old engine much loved by a departed generation of railway enthusiasts
and railway men. Maurice Billington, the photographer, always had a twinkle in
his eye when we talked about it. Built by Derby works in January 1886, this
Johnson designed locomotive was a member of the MR's 1357 Class and was in
service for nearly 67 years when it was retired from service.