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J72 on Freight

 

69023, Joem, is the last surviving member of the LNER Class J72. Recently restored to operational status it performed very well at the Great Central Railway Steam Gala last weekend. Seen here hauling the demonstration freight back to Loughborough.

 

J72 on Freight

 

69023, Joem, is the last surviving member of the LNER Class J72. Recently restored to operational status it performed very well at the Great Central Railway Steam Gala last weekend. Seen here hauling the demonstration freight back to Loughborough.

 

comments (4)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Oct 2010, 06:44
These were simply amazing locomotives Les. They started building them in pre-grouping days and finished production as late as the early 1950s! There can be no other class on the system with such a record. I seem to remember one of them was decked out in NE livery when acting as station pilot at York in the 1960s
Les Auld: A very versatile engine Chris, this one is painted in a very similar livery. Thanks for the comment.
Great little loco isn't it Les. You must have taken this at the same time as I took mine of it only mine is looking in from the left.
Les Auld: Separated only by the crowd Brian, just remember to look for the hat. Thanks for the comment.
Excellent photograph Les. This engine was well worth restoring.
Les Auld: It took a while to get there Shaun but it looks and works great now. Thanks for the comment.
Great little Locomotive Les.
Les Auld: It is Bill and it did perform well last weekend. Thanks for the comment.

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