Former GNR Ivatt C1 class atlantic 4-4-2 no. 3279 was a variant from new in 1904 as it was built as a four cylinder simple expansion locomotive instead of the usual two cylinder standard type. Various rebuilds were implemented by Gresley culminating in a 2-cylinder form which was implemented in 1937. 3279 soldiered on to be renumbered 2808 in 1946 and withdrawal took place at New England shed in February 1948.
I don't know the shed where this excellent portrait was taken
[Mike Morant collection]