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WD 2-8-0 'Austerity' No. 90491 at the M1 bridge construction site.

WD 2-8-0 'Austerity' No. 90491 at the M1 bridge construction site.

L3511. During the construction of the M1 in the early 1960's, a new bridge had to be built to take the London Extension over the new motorway. Much of the material used in the construction was brought to the site by rail and stored in Whetstone Station's yard. This photograph shows War Department built 8F 'Austerity' 2-8-0, No. 90491, as it waits at the bridge construction site having brought in material supplies. These R. A. Riddles designed locomotives became regular performers on the London Extension, hauling many long and slow freight trains.
qkwWar Department 2-8-0 locomotive
alt_title
themescommunity histories
subjectRailway Companies - British Railways
railway facilities - railway stations
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
railway tracks - railway sidings
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Publisher
ContributorOrton, T.
Creatorpersonalname - Orton, T.
Datecreation - circa 1962
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 115mm
dimension.W - 75mm
IdentifierNo. 15
SourceOrton, T.
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - T. Orton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Whetstone, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455100 296500)
period - circa 1962
RightsOrton, T.