THE IAN CATLING PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
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Collect designed 2251 class 0-6-0 tender engine No.2232 on shed at Worcester.
Unidentified 5101 class 2-6-2 tank engine at Norton.
No.7907 "Hart Hall" of St Philps Marsh Shed picks up speed at it passes Norton on the way towards Oxford.
Amazingly this ex-LMSR Saltley based "Crab" 2-6-0 locomotive has steam to spare as it awaits the road at Worcester Shrub Hill Station.
"Royal Scot" class 7P 4-6-0 steam locomotive No.46123 "Royal Irish Fusilier" comes off the Bromsgrove line and into Worcester Shrub Hill Station with what was is probably a Birmingham to Bristol local train. The locomotive carries a 21A shedplate indicating that this photograph was taken in 1962 during the short period that the locomotive was allocated to the Birmingham shed.
An admiring youngster checks out "Royal Scot" No.46157 "The Royal Artilleryman". No.46157 was another locomotive that spent a brief period allocated To Saltley Shed in 1962.
The transition from steam to diesel traction was well underway in 1962 with most express trains between Birmingham and Bristol switching to "Peak" class diesel locomotives. This one is unidentified as is the train, although by 1963 headcode "1V33" was used for the 08.10 Sheffield to Penzance "Cornishman" service.