Not what it seems

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Not what it seems

Post by 52D » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:09 pm

Taking a quick look at the picture below you will probably think that J27 2340 is passing through Newcastle Central with a J94 shunting LMS trucks in the background. After all the J27 is carrying its 1923 number so that puts it as pre 1946. Its feasibile but the J94s were usually further south with shunting at Central being done by indigenous J72s.
I have a date for the picture of 25th August 1937 so that rules out a J94. The explanation i think is a Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn industrial being delivered for shipping or to a local customer there is a further fly in the ointment i thought RS&H had transferred production to Darlington before this date. In the best traditions of the forum i await comments.
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Re: Not what it seems

Post by Flamingo » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:47 pm

To me it looks as if the saddle tank is on a different track to the LMS truck. Might even be a Hawthorn Leslie engine, when did they stop building?

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Re: Not what it seems

Post by redtoon1892 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:01 pm

Looks like a Hawthorn Leslie ST compare the smokebox frame to this pic.

http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net/p41423098.html

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Re: Not what it seems

Post by 52D » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:38 pm

I hadnt thought of Hawthorn Leslie but when you click on the pic you can just about make out the outside cylinder and the paint work looks pristine. Which lead me to believe a delivery trip perhaps.
The loco in redtoons link has a distinct Scottish (NBR) flavour to it with those smokebox wing plates.
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