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BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70044 at Carlisle Station 1965

 BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70044 at Carlisle Station 1965 - Low Resolution Image

British Railways Standard Class Britannia 7P6F Pacific 4-6-2 No. 70044 'Earl Haig' at Carlisle Citadel Station circa 1965. Designed by Robert Riddles and built at Crewe Works, it entered traffic on 4th June 1953. It was withdrawn from 9B Stockport Edgeley shed on 24th October 1966 and cut up by T.W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield on 22nd February 1967.

The BR Standard Class 7, otherwise known as the Britannia Class, was a class of 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for use by British Railways for mixed traffic duties. Fifty-five were constructed between 1951 and 1954. The design was a result of the 1948 locomotive exchanges undertaken in advance of further locomotive classes being constructed. Three batches were constructed at Crewe Works, before the publication of the 1955 Modernisation Plan. Two survived into preservation, the first-of-class, number 70000 Britannia, and 70013 Oliver Cromwell. Number 70000 has hauled mainline excursions and 70013, after a period of display following limited steaming, returned to mainline steam in 2008 for the first time since leaving British Railways ownership. 70000 was returned to the main line in 2011

A few trainspotter, wearing a variety of clothing watch the loco as it prepares to depart south on a special from platform 3.

Date Photo Taken c1965
Date Uploaded 16/07/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70044 at Carlisle Station 1965 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70044 at Carlisle Station 1965 - Low Resolution Image

Station Information for BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70044 at Carlisle Station 1965 - Low Resolution Image


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