SRL No 608 A3 Class No 60051 at Leeds Holbeck 6 June 1964
Gresley A3 Class 4-6-2 No 60051 "Blink Bonny' in the yard at Holbeck (Leeds) being prepared to work the final leg of the LCGB 'The North Countryman' rail tour on the 6th June 1964. The A3 would depart from Leeds City station at precisely 18.30pm for the run to Doncaster and then along the ECML to London Kings Cross arriving at 22.12. Details of the tour can be found on the excellent sixbellsjunction website.
No 60051 was allocated to 52A Gateshead and is seen here in its final form of BR Brunswick Green with orange and black lining(applied in December 1952) double chimney and German type smoke deflectors. Withdrawn November 1964.
Simon Lathlane Collection