Between May and September 1945 Thompson had Gresley's elegant prototype A1 pacific rebuilt at Doncaster works into the form shown here which was classified as class A1/1 entering LNER service on 25/9/1945 with the same number and name, 4470 Grea Northern, as its predecessor. This shot, taken at Doncaster station, isn't dated but that can be significantly narrowed down to the period between 25/9/1945 and 9/10/1946 when the number 113 was applied. That was later upgraded to 60113 by BR on 11/8/1948 whilst allocated to King's Cross mpd. Withdrawal came at Doncaster in November 1962.
[Mike Morant collection]