LNWR locomotives - MikeMorant
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The prototype LNWR 'Claughton' class 4-6-0 no. 5900 Sir Gilbert Claughton rests on the relief roas under the canopy of Carlisle Citadel station. The engine is in lined LMSR red livery but the ROD tender appears to be unlined. That ROD tender tells us that the shot was taken from 1927 onwards when that type of tender, of GCR Robinson design, was fitted to Claughtons that were allocated for use on former Midland Railway metals thereby extending their working range to the tune of an extra toon of coal. 5900 is depicted here with a huge pile of coal in the tender and is sndwiched between a Fowler 2P and at least one coach with all awaiting the arrival of a train from Glasgow St. Enoch. The depicted ensemble would replace the incoming motive power and set off for Leeds via the Settle & Carlisle line. 5900 is bearing a '33' shed code which, I'm told, was the Midland Railway's code for Holbeck mpd.
No. 5900 had entered LNWR service in January 1913 and would be withdrawn in March 1935.
[John Cunningham / Mike Morant collection]