? ? ? L O C A T I O N ? ? ? Probably a Saltburn - Newcastle service as the all steel artic set behind the 2 NER carriages was built for this route circa 1938.
LNER no. 9868 is a Gresley A8 class 4-6-2T rebuilt in 1936 from a Raven H1 class 4-4-4T and is depicted here with a couple of intersting coaches behind its bunker. A Saltburn engine when this shot was taken, BR branding was applied in August 1948 followed by her reallocation to West Auckland in January 1949 which would be her last. Withdrawal came in November 1957.
[Mike Morant collection]