Last of the Line

Robin Barnes - Railway Art and History

Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History
The final two examples of the 842 LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0s were the ones that really broke the mould. In part this was because of their austere styling, but it was also because they were equipped with the final, refined version of British Caprotti rotary cam poppet valve gear, which gave excellent results both in terms of performance and maintenance. BR 44687, pictured here, was the last built, at Horwich in 1951. Withdrawal in 1966 was for no reason other than that BR had - literally - run out of steam.
Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History  Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History
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