30s at the 'Cross - New discoveries?

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30s at the 'Cross - New discoveries?

Post by soulmansteve » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:40 am

I recently won some wonderful 6" x 8" photographs from the 30s on Ebay. The vendor had submitted a very poor scan and I suspect I was the only bidder because they went for a song! They are undoubtedly prints made at the time, the clue is in the considerable 'silvering' which is a characteristic of pre-war photographs. The question is are they previously unknown? The subjects are (of course!) excellent and display the hallmarks of quality equipment & technique. I'd be grateful for any comments, particularly if anyone can identify the photographer - a long shot I agree! Here are two of the five LNER subjects, all being A1/A3s taken at King's Cross, quite probably on 29th September 1934 as one is marked as such.
Dick Turpin, King's Cross probably 29/09/34
Grand Parade, King's Cross probably 29/09/34

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Post by manna » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:03 am

G'Day Gents

Have'nt seen many pictures of Grand Parade. what a bonus! great pictures both of them,luck boy :D

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Re: 30s at the 'Cross - New discoveries?

Post by rob237 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:16 am

Rather reminiscent of the photographic work of Rev. AC Cawston, who took many A3 pictures in the mid-thirties.
Indeed, his classic shot of a driver leaning right out from the cab of Grand Parade (again!), to look back for the 'right away' at Grantham North in 1937 remains my all-time favourite LNER picture.
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Post by 52D » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:10 pm

Pass the date and engine numbers to Tommy Knox, he runs a site that has a LNER pacific database. Apparently he is having a few problems at the moment and is not fully back online. He will probably have all the details except photographers name.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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