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SRL No 356 B1 Class No 61004 approaching Alsop-en-le-Dale station with a LCGB special 11th May 1963

A lovely composed shot of Thompson B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61004 'Oryx' approaching Alsop-en-le-Dale station with the joint LCGB/RCTS The North Midlands rail tour 11th May 1963. The B1 had taken over at Derby Midland station from SR WCBoB Class No 34006 "Bude' and would work to Buxton and then onto to Burton on Trent. The rail tour was sixteen miles out of Buxton when this shot was taken on the edge of the Peal District National Park. The B1 was allocated to Canklow 41D at the time and withdrawal came at the end of 1963.
Alan Chandler MBE/Simon Lathlane Collection Copyright
SRL No 356 B1 Class No 61004 approaching Alsop-en-le-Dale station with a LCGB special 11th May 1963