GCR locomotives - MikeMorant
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Handsome is as handsome does apparently didn't quite apply to this beautiful Robinson designed GCR class '1' 4-6-0 no. 425 City of Manchester. Built in February 1913, reclassified as B2 by the LNER and further reclassified as B19 in 1945 City of Manchester survived a little longer than sister engine no. 424 to become a B19 class but whether or not its 1946 number 1491 was applied I don't know. Withdrawal was in July 1947. There's no data regarding date or location provided with this negative unfortunately.