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4-4-0T London Transport locomotive L45

4-4-0T London Transport locomotive L45

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L2648. Taken at Neasden Depot in August 1949, this is a fine nearside view of the 4-4-0T Metropolitan A-Class locomotive No. 23, by this time renumbered as London Transport L45. Built by Beyer Peacock & Co. in 1866 (works no. 710), this remarkable loco was used by the Metropolitan Railway for both passenger and goods services until it was superseded by more modern tank engines. Having then been concentrated on lighter work at Neasden and on the Brill branch, No. 23 found herself to be the only surviving A-Class loco when the latter line was closed in 1935. Renumbered L45, the engine continued to undertake service duties at Neasden until its withdrawal in 1948. After more than eighty years at work on the railways, this veteran loco was preserved and restored, and in 1963 it was the highlight of the Metropolitan Railway's Centenary Celebrations. It now resides in London's Transport Museum. Note the engine's all-over cab, a later modification as the A-Class locos were built with only a weatherboard to protect the driver.
Publisher
ContributorLondon's Transport Museum
Creatorpersonalname - Tait, Colin
Datecreation - 1949-08
TypeDigital images - Scanned
Formatdimension.H - 152mm
dimension.W - 203mm
IdentifierLondon's Transport Museum - 1998/ 87542
SourceLondon's Transport Museum
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - Black and white print
Coverageperiod - 1949-08
Location.Current Repository - London's Transport Museum
Location.Creation Site - Neasden, London (O.S. Ref: 520900 185700)
RightsLondon's Transport Museum