Grime bedecked LNER Gresley J39/1 class 0-6-0 no. 4863 drags a hefty goods train through Riding Mill station. 4863 was a Darlington engine at the time this was taken and would be BR branded in May 1949 at Heaton shed. 4863 would move to Neville Hill mpd in February 1950 and would remain there until withdrawal in June 1962. Cutting up was performed at Cowlairs works in the following December.
[Mike Morant collection]