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BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70048 at Carlisle Upperby Shed 1964

BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70048 at Carlisle Upperby Shed 1964 - Low Resolution Image

British Railways Standard Class Britannia 7P6F Pacific 4-6-2 No. 70048 'The Territorial Army 1908-1958' at Carlisle Upperby Shed in June 1965. Designed by Robert Riddles and built at Crewe Works, it entered traffic on 8th July 1954. It was withdrawn from 68A Carlisle Kingmoor shed on 6th May 1967 and cut up by J. McWilliams, Shettleston on 12th September 1967.

The BR Standard Class 7, otherwise known as the Britannia Class, was a class of 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for use by British Railways for mixed traffic duties. Fifty-five were constructed between 1951 and 1954. The design was a result of the 1948 locomotive exchanges undertaken in advance of further locomotive classes being constructed. Three batches were constructed at Crewe Works, before the publication of the 1955 Modernisation Plan. Two survived into preservation, the first-of-class, number 70000 Britannia, and 70013 Oliver Cromwell. Number 70000 has hauled mainline excursions and 70013, after a period of display following limited steaming, returned to mainline steam in 2008 for the first time since leaving British Railways ownership. 70000 was returned to the main line in 2011

Two trainspotters can be seen in the cab, one Howie Milburn wearing the traditional spotters 'anorak' and trousers, the other James Grimer in his school uniform of pullover and blazer.

Date Photo Taken 06/1965
Date Uploaded 04/07/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70048 at Carlisle Upperby Shed 1964 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70048 at Carlisle Upperby Shed 1964 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Shed Information for BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70048 at Carlisle Upperby Shed 1964 - Low Resolution Image


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