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NER/BR Class A2/3 4-6-2 No. 60524 at Carlisle Upperby Shed circa 1964

NER/BR Class A2/3 4-6-2 No. 60524 at Carlisle Upperby Shed circa 1964 - Low Resolution Image

LNER/BR Thompson Class A2/3 Pacific 4-6-2 No. 60524 'Herringbone', unusually at Carlisle Upperby Shed circa 1964. Built and released from Doncaster Works on 26th September 1947, it was withdrawn from 66A Polmadie shed on 15th February 1965. It was cut up by Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Inslow Works, Wishaw in May 1965.

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Class A2/3 was a class of 4-6-2 steam locomotives. They were newly constructed locomotives, fulfilling the requirement identified by Edward Thompson for a standard express passenger locomotive of the 4-6-2 arrangement with 6 ft 2in driving wheels. Fifteen engines were constructed according to this original design, but following the retirement of Thompson as CME, the remaining fifteen locomotives that were planned were immediately redesigned and ultimately emerged as Peppercorn Class A2.

According to OS Nock, the class were regarded as being effective performers, but suffered from a defect of exhaust detail, this being attributed to the long steam passages from the cylinders to the blastpipe, a fault with engines that have substantial distances between the inside and outside cylinders, which was a characteristic Thompson Pacific design. the long frames and long connecting rods caused a substantial amount of frame shift, and the class were known for shaking bolts loose.

Two trainspotter are looking out of the cab on a windy day. One wears a bobble hat and anorak, the other a shirt, pullover and jacket.

Date Photo Taken c1964
Date Uploaded 07/07/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for NER/BR Class A2/3 4-6-2 No. 60524 at Carlisle Upperby Shed circa 1964 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for NER/BR Class A2/3 4-6-2 No. 60524 at Carlisle Upperby Shed circa 1964 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Shed Information for NER/BR Class A2/3 4-6-2 No. 60524 at Carlisle Upperby Shed circa 1964 - Low Resolution Image



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