Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

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Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

Post by neildimmer » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:23 pm

Hi All

Second batch of new A3 photos fromthe early 60's, and a couple of 4472 in 1969
4472 Flying Scotsman at the Hunslet Engine Company works in Leeds. February 1969 before USA tour (Martin Beckett)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33293.html
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33288.html

60061 Pretty Polly London Kings Cross
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33292.html
60062 Minoru unknown locations
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33296.html
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33291.html
60063 Issinglass London Kings Cross
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33303.html
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33297.html
60063 Issinglass unknown locations
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33294.html
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33286.html
60065 Knight of the Thistle (passenger turn)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33300.html
60066 Merry Hampton unknown locations
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33302.html
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33284.html
60069 Sceptre unknown location
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33304.html

A couple of colour photos of

60073 St Gatien unknown location
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33301.html
could that be the back of a GWR tank loco in front of
60073 St Gatien
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33298.html

Neil

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Re: Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

Post by giner » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:44 am

Hi Neil. Just a few stabs at locations (and one 'oops' in the spelling).

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33291.html
Minoru on up main approaching Welwyn North.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33296.html
Minoru at Finsbury Park.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33297.html
Isinglass (not Issinglass) at the southern portal of Gasworks Tunnel, Kings Cross.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33302.html
Merry Hampton on the up main at Welwyn North.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33284.html
Hmmm . . . Merry Hampton maybe down main around Red Hall, approaching Hatfield?

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Re: Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

Post by neildimmer » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:17 am

giner wrote:Hi Neil. Just a few stabs at locations (and one 'oops' in the spelling).

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33291.html
Minoru on up main approaching Welwyn North.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33296.html
Minoru at Finsbury Park.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33297.html
Isinglass (not Issinglass) at the southern portal of Gasworks Tunnel, Kings Cross.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33302.html
Merry Hampton on the up main at Welwyn North.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33284.html
Hmmm . . . Merry Hampton maybe down main around Red Hall, approaching Hatfield?

Many thanks I have updated the captions

Neil

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Re: Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

Post by chaz harrison » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:41 am

neildimmer wrote:http://could that be the back of a GWR tank loco in front of
60073 St Gatien
Neil
No Neill, it's a J50, possibly shunting the ex-works Pacific, which is not in steam.

Chaz

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Re: Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

Post by Flamingo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:19 am

Isinglass photo 33286, northbound freight emerging from Welwyn South tunnel.

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Re: Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

Post by 52D » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:01 pm

Photo33304 Sceptre there is a seat back and a totem visible but i cant get enough resolution to identify the location. Sceptre was allocated to Heaton or Tweedmouth in BR days. I thought it might be on the Tweed valley line but cant id the location. The name on the seat back looks double barrelled and there might even be a prefix like St xxxxxx xxxxxx. The train could be a pigeon special.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

Post by StevieG » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:53 am

neildimmer wrote:
giner wrote:Hi Neil. Just a few stabs at locations (and one 'oops' in the spelling).

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33291.html
Minoru on up main approaching Welwyn North.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33296.html
Minoru at Finsbury Park.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33297.html
Isinglass (not Issinglass) at the southern portal of Gasworks Tunnel, Kings Cross.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33302.html
Merry Hampton on the up main at Welwyn North.

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 33284.html
Hmmm . . . Merry Hampton maybe down main around Red Hall, approaching Hatfield?

Many thanks I have updated the captions

Neil
Merry Hampton (33284), I would also put this one as on the Down fast about a mile north of Potters Bar (see my post re 60102 and 60111 in 'A3s Pt.3' topic). The land around RedHall/Hatfield does not go quite so much lower than the railway as is visible left in the Merry Hampton pic.
Minoru (33291) I'm not sure, but something tells me this might just actually be on the Down, leaving Welwyn South tunnel.
BZOH

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Re: Gresley A3's in the early 1960's Pt 2

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:32 pm

chaz harrison wrote:
neildimmer wrote:http://could that be the back of a GWR tank loco in front of
60073 St Gatien
Neil
No Neill, it's a J50, possibly shunting the ex-works Pacific, which is not in steam.

Chaz
J51/2 to be precise, didn't they have the longer bunkers over their J50 brethren? Seen here.

EDIT:

My apologies - that colour photo of St. Gatien is superb! Thank you for posting it :) I wonder if I can use the Hornby Brown Jack model coming out for St.Gatien...

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