LNER tank locomotives - MikeMorant
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I'd long wanted a negative of this Jones designed 4-4-4T originally built for the Metropolitan Railway. This shot features what by now was LNER H2 class No. 6417 taken between 1937 and 1941 when, according to the LNER Encyclopedia, all the class survivors moved to the Nottingham area. The location is Rickmansworth and 6417's exertions are about to end as it will be replaced by a metropoloitan electric locomotive for the remainder pf the service's journey to central London. 6417 became one of the last two survivors of this class of only eight locomotives acquiring its LNER 1946 number, 7512, in September 1946 and was withdrawn at Colwick shed in October 1947.