West Hartlepool station with Church Street signal box in the background identifies where this shot was taken.
Peppercorn A1 pacific no. 60126 is in early BR guise with BRITISH RAILWAYS in full on the tender but prior to being named Sir Vincent Raven which handily dates this shot to between entering service on 27/4/49 and 3/8/50 when the nameplates were officially fitted although appearances suggest that the engine has been very recently outshopped. 60126 was allocated to Heaton from new and remained there until transfer to York in September 1961 followed by withdrawal exactly four years later.
[Mike Morant collection]