Printout from The Last Main Line:

British Railways 2-6-4 locomotive No. 67768 during the changeover at Rickmansworth.

British Railways 2-6-4 locomotive No. 67768 during the changeover at Rickmansworth.

L2643. Locomotive changeover for a train of compartment stock on the Underground's Metropolitan line at Rickmansworth. The British Railways ER L1 2-6-4 No. 67768 steam engine pulls away from the train to allow an electric locomotive to take over the remainder of the southbound journey. In 1960, this practice was rendered unnecessary, as the line from Rickmansworth to Amersham and Chesham was electrified.
qkw2-6-4 Main line locomotive
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectEngines - Steam engines
railway coaches - railway carriages
Railway Companies - London Transport
Railway Companies - British Railways
railway facilities - railway stations
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
railway stations - platforms
vehicles - railway locomotives
Publisher
ContributorLondon's Transport Museum
Creatorpersonalname - Tait, Colin
Datecreation - 1951-01
TypeDigital images - Scanned
Formatdimension.H - 152mm
dimension.W - 203mm
resolution - 300 dpi
IdentifierLondon's Transport Museum - 1998/ 86961
SourceLondon's Transport Museum
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - Black and white print
Coverageperiod - 1951-01
Location.Current Repository - London's Transport Museum
Location.Creation Site - Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire (O.S. Ref: 505700 194600)
RightsLondon's Transport Museum