Simply stunning! And that applies both to the image itself and to the exhibition finish of the engine with its accompanying coach. This is a Y5 0-4-0T designed by Neilson Reid way back in 1874. This loco, no. 7230, outlasted the other five class members by some 17 year sand is seen here on exhibition at Lowestoft on June 9th, 1938. 7230 became a Stratford works shunter and was withdrawn in 1948.
Jon Corkindale has sent me (Nov. 2010) this interesting observation: "I don't know if you've noticed this but with respect to the coach to the right of this engine; I think it still exists in a 'conserved' form at the NRM although it looks a bit tatty now as can be seen in this Flickr image.. The NRM web site informs us that this is a former Eastern Counties Railway 1st class carriage dating from 1851."
[Mike Morant collection]