LNWR locomotives - MikeMorant
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LNWR Bowen Cooke designed 4P 'Prince of Wales' class 4-6-0 no. 25845 was built in February 1924 and withdrawn from 2B Bletchley mpd (where this portrait was taken circa 1937) in November 1947.
Malcolm Peakman adds the following: 25845 was a famous engine - built on spec by Beardmore and named Prince of Wales it was exhibited at Wembley in 1924, was subsequently bought by the LMS and denamed (the class leader was already Prince of Wales!) It is a "Tishy" variant (apparently Tishy was a racehorse of the period that kept crossing its legs and falling and the outside valve gear for inside cylinders looked like crossed legs) the only one built new as the other 4 were rebuilds.
[Mike Morant collection]