Gresley A4 Pacifics Pre nationalisation

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Gresley A4 Pacifics Pre nationalisation

Post by neildimmer » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:25 pm

I have added a lot of new photos of Gresley A4’s prior to nationalisation, with either LNER 4 digit numbers or Pre BR double digit numbers

LNER numbering

2509 Silver Link unknown locations ... /i-9b9BQXS ... /i-HWXCKLb
2510 Quicksilver Sandy 1st May 1937 ... /i-83Np8jg
4463 Sparrow Hawk near St Neots c1938 ... /i-QcTgW5S
4464 Bittern unknown location ... /i-ZhrMsH4
4465 Guillemot Kings Cross ... /i-XDgNqfV
4462 Golden Eagle Peterborough ... /i-x8qw2q7
4485 Kestrel with the 'Flying Scotsman' note loco unlined yet tender is lined out ... /i-4TSZKM4
4489 Dominion of Canada complete with bell with the 'Flying Scotsman' uknown location ... /i-Nj5b4hW
4492 Dominion of New Zealand Kings Cross 19th April 1938 ... /i-BdfHMvQ

4496 Golden Shuttle unknown location ... /i-xKMtR7f
4498 Sir Nigel Gresley near Greenwood with the 9.00am Leeds to Kings Cross service 18th March 1938 ... /i-r5tfjFw

LNER pre BR numbering

22 Mallard unknown location 12th July 1947 Gresley A4 ... /i-SjbQVnG
22 Mallard unknown location with the 'Queen of Scots' Pullman ... /i-wqm7Dpr
26 Miles Beevor Kings Cross ... /i-4FJXbjV
29 Woodcock Kings Cross shed 28th April 1948 ... /i-CCBfNLP


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Re: Gresley A4 Pacifics Pre nationalisation

Post by Woodcock29 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:10 am

Some brilliant photos of A4s that I hadn't seen before - thanks for sharing.

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Post by harvester » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:46 am

Indeed some excellent shots and once again many I've not seen before . But the photo of Quicksilver north of Potters Bar.... oh to be stood at the side of the photographer on that day !

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Post by jwealleans » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:10 am

The shot of Quicksilver with the spare set is interesting - I'm almost certain it is the same picture - as in a Gresley Society special on the streamliners, Chris Nettleton has worked out that the train is the Silver Jubilee, so the picture is taken while the regular set was in shops.

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Re: Gresley A4 Pacifics Pre nationalisation

Post by 2392 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:54 am

As I've mentioned on the National Preservation forum, it's great to see a selection of [in this case Gresley A4s] none British Railway liveried locos. Especially 4469 Gadwell/William Whitelaw [the first to carry the W.W. name], as she is/was one of the last of the class to enter service 1937-8 and first to be withdrawn in 1942 after the Bedecker [air] raid on York......

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