More new A4 photos Pt 1

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Re: More new A4 photos Pt 1

Post by Flamingo » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:07 am

60015 at unknown location - that looks like approaching New Barnet to me,

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Re: More new A4 photos Pt 1

Post by Ferrybridge Flyer » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:06 am

Another top selection sir!!Nice to see Silver Link.
Bring back Ferrybridge station!

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Re: More new A4 photos Pt 1

Post by stembok » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:20 am

Neil: Is photo 07970 A4 60004? It may be my eyesight, but the nameplate seems rather short and the engine in the picture has one of the 1935 series streamlined tenders, while 60004 is down in Yeadon and from my own memories as having a 1928 pattern corridor tender with beading - No 5484 - which it was coupled to from 1948-66, as seen in your other two photographs of '4'.

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Re: More new A4 photos Pt 1

Post by Flamingo » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:40 pm

Yes I also wondered whether that was really 60004 between the tunnels at Welwyn, but the picture was not quite sharp enough to be certain of reading the smokebox numberplate. William Whitelaw was the rarest Haymarket A4 in the London area, it was hardly ever seen even in the summers on the non-stop. According to Tommy Knox's LNER Pacifics database in 1958 it made only one return trip with The Elizabethan. Its next and final visit to London was in June 1960 on an evening train from Doncaster. That might be what the picture shows but like Stembok I'm doubtful about it really being 60004.

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Re: More new A4 photos Pt 1

Post by neildimmer » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:31 pm

i was going by info received with pic, it could be 60014 as numberplate is slightly blurred

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Re: More new A4 photos Pt 1

Post by stembok » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:26 pm

Tender:1935 streamlined pattern fits 60014. Both 60024 and 60034 also had beaded 1928 type tenders and the final number does look to me like a '4'.

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Re: More new A4 photos Pt 1

Post by giner » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:57 pm

Yes, I have to agree on 60014 between the tunnels. Even from the foreshortened angle, the nameplate doesn't look long enough to accommodate the 16 characters (including the wordspace) of William Whitelaw. And as previously noted 60004 was such a rare beastie in our neck of the woods.

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