Beccles Station

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AlanMoore
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Beccles Station

Post by AlanMoore » Mon May 04, 2009 9:10 pm

I found this interesting postcard at Yarmouth Market. It shows presumedly a Yarmouth South Town to London express arriving at Beccles. There is also a good view of Beccles North Box. I'm no expert on locomotives so would be interested in identifying what type it is and roughly what year.

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Re: Beccles Station

Post by Bill Bedford » Mon May 04, 2009 10:40 pm

AlanMoore wrote:I'm no expert on locomotives so would be interested in identifying what type it is and roughly what year.
It's a Humpty Dumpty, GE T19 rebuilt to a 4-4-0. These became LNER class D13.

It has a brass capped chimney and still has the old type smokebox door and ash ejectors, ( big brass pipes at the base of the smokebox) so the date is between 1905 and sometime in WW1.

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Re: Beccles Station

Post by AlanMoore » Tue May 05, 2009 8:36 pm

Thanks for the info Bill. I discovered another picture and a write up on the engine in Cecil J Allen's "Great Eastern Railway" Oh for a time machine and a digital SLR.

Alan

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