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GNR 0-4-4T Loco 761

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:42 pm
by BrianW
I have a framed illustration of GNR 761, copy attached.
From the signature (L J W Watkins) it would appear to be a limited edition print - 17/93.
It came from my father's family who lived in north London
My understanding is that one of my ancestors worked on this type of locomotive out of Kings Cross.
Can anyone provide more information on this loco?
From your site it would appear to be a G1 from the shape of the safety valve.
However on the gnrsociety website is is shown a 658 class (G3/G4).



Re: GNR 0-4-4T Loco 761

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:33 am
by john coffin
It's definitely what became a GNR G3, since it looks like a small boiler, small wheeled 0-4-4T.

Comparing the brass Ramsbottom cover is not a safe way of defining a GNR loco of the Stirling era.

Originally designed for the London Suburban business, this particular loco spent most of its life
in Bradford, after 1905.


Re: GNR 0-4-4T Loco 761

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:49 pm
by BrianW
Thank John

Re: GNR 0-4-4T Loco 761

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:31 am
by richard
And the point about safety valves can be generalised across most of the LNER and Constituents. The LNER standardised on Ross pops, and there was a general trend towards them but boiler swaps could easily result in a locomotive changing valve types multiple times.