Durham Dusk

Robin Barnes - Railway Art and History

Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History
A winter's day of 1920 draws to a close, frost will soon arrive, and there is no-one on the streets to see the train as it makes a vigorous start away from Durham station, heading south, perhaps for York. It's locomotive would have been of interest to the knowledgeable observer, as it is NER 825, unique for its class in being equipped with Stumpf 'Uniflow' cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear, an arrangement only just apparent in this poor light. Built at Darlington in 1913, No.825, despite being a good performer, was converted to standard in 1924 and withdrawn by the LNER in 1944.
Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History  Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History
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