Wilson Worsdell of the North Eastern Railway cetainly knew how to create a feast for the human eye. Here we see an example of his 1910 design of C6 atlantic class in LNER livery and bearing the no. 697. The loco was withdrawn in 1945 from Hull (Dairycoates) shed after a relatively short life of only 35 years.
The date of this shot isn't known but does anyone recognise the location?
A viewer has sent me this loco's allocations from 1928 onwards:
Darlington 30/4/28 - 28/3/43
Cudworth 28/3/43 – 8/10/44
Dairycoates 8/10/44 – 13/10/45
However, the track layout does not match any of the above sheds.
[Mike Morant collection]