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LNER/BR Class K3/2 No. 61824 at Doncaster Station C.1957

LNER/BR Class K3/2 No. 61824 at Doncaster Station C.1957

A string of five locomotives from the Works runs through Doncaster Station, watched by a bevy of trainspotters in the summer of 1957. Long trousers are now worn by many of the spotters, having replaced the short trousers worn by most spotters earlier in the decade.

A view southward from the main Down platform; a Down express waits with a V2 2-6-2, while a fine cavalcade passes, headed by K3 2-6-0 No. 61824, followed by LMS-type Ivatt 2-6-0 No. 43099, Peppercorn A1 4-6-2 No. 60143 Sir Walter Scott, K3 2-6-0 No. 61906 and O2 2-8-0 No. 63969. The scene epitomises the excitement of trainspotting at places such as Doncaster in the 1950s - and this was a Summer Saturday with a bus strike in progress.

Date Photo Taken c1957
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Steam Loco Information for LNER/BR Class K3/2 No. 61824 at Doncaster Station C.1957

Steam Loco Class Information for LNER/BR Class K3/2 No. 61824 at Doncaster Station C.1957

Station Information for LNER/BR Class K3/2 No. 61824 at Doncaster Station C.1957



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Les Parry said on the 14/01/2017:
Popularly known to us young trainspotters as the "plant stream" it was one of the highlights of a Saturday spent on Doncaster station. The loco's always seemed to come out of the south end of the works (paint shop?), pass through the station and re-enter at the north end. Wonderful memory.

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