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'O4' class 2-8-0 freight locomotive, number 63601, at Leicester North station in 2003.

'O4' class 2-8-0 freight locomotive, number 63601, at Leicester North station in 2003.

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L1175. The Great Central Railway's locomotive superintendent, John. G. Robinson, produced a number of successful locomotives for use on the GCR network. His most famous design was this, the class 8K (later O4) heavy freight 2-8-0 which was introduced in 1911. This particular example was built at Gorton Works in 1912 and is the last survivor of the type in this country. The locomotive is part of the National Collection but is on loan to the Great Central Railway in Loughborough where it carries its British Railways livery and number 63601. The photograph was taken at Leicester North station on 15th July 2003.
Publisher
ContributorBoyd-Hope, G. M.
Creatorpersonalname - Boyd-Hope, G. M.
Datecreation - 2003-07-15
TypePhotographs - Colour
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierGMBH-145
SourceBoyd-Hope, G. M.
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - G. M. Boyd-Hope Collection
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Leicester North Station, Birstall, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458700 308200)
point - 2003-07-15
RightsBoyd-Hope, G. M.