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SRL No 831 Fowler Patriot No 45543 at Derby Midland with the LCGB The Midland Ltd rail tour 14th Oct 1962

Fowler Patriot Class 4-6-0 No 45543 'Home Guard' at Derby waiting to work the LCGB The Midland Ltd rail tour to Northampton 14th October 1962. The Patriot would work to Northampton Bridge St station having taken over from Fowler 3F No 43658. Originally not named the LMS named the loco in July 1940 in recognition of their role and the renaming of the Local Defence volunteers as the Home Guard. Withdrawn in October 1961 and stored on shed at Monument Lane until later scrapped in July 1962.
A beautiful angled nicely lit shot with the crew just in shot.
Simon Lathlane Collection
SRL No 831 Fowler Patriot No 45543 at Derby Midland with the LCGB The Midland Ltd rail tour 14th Oct 1962