LMSR unrebuilt Patriot class 4-6-0 no. 45506 The Royal Pioneer Corps with a Down express at Preston. The loco bears a 5A Crewe North shed plate and that, combined with the rake of Stanier stock in blood & Custard livery, suggests that this shot was taken during the period 1949 - 1952. 45506 would coninue in service until withdrawal on 17/3/62 at Bristol Barrow Road mpd.
[Mike Morant collection]