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Railwayman coupling up a steam engine at Rickmansworth

Railwayman coupling up a steam engine at Rickmansworth

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L2644. An interesting snapshot captured at the Metropolitan line's Underground station at Rickmansworth. Until 1960, Rickmansworth marked the point at which the network's electrified track ended, thus requiring services to either change their electric locomotives for steam engines, or vice versa. In the coupling up of a compartment coach to a British Railways steam loco, this railwayman appears to be connecting the brake pipe. Three men are watching from the platform: the man on the right is probably the driver or fireman of the engine. The loco is most likely the ER L1 2-6-4 No. 67768, a steam engine that served Metropolitan stations north of Rickmansworth.
Publisher
ContributorLondon's Transport Museum
Creatorpersonalname - Tait, Colin
Datecreation - 1951-01
TypeDigital images - Scanned
Formatdimension.H - 152mm
dimension.W - 203mm
IdentifierLondon's Transport Museum - 1998/ 86955
SourceLondon's Transport Museum
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - Black and white print
Coverageperiod - 1951-01
Location.Current Repository - London's Transport Museum
Location.Creation Site - Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire (O.S. Ref: 505700 194600)
RightsLondon's Transport Museum