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Locomotives of the M&GNR

Discussion in 'Photography' started by neildimmer, May 17, 2022.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    I have added a new collection of photos of M&GNR designs

    This collection features S.W. Johnson M&GN Class C Later LNER D52, D53, & D54 Class

    From 1889, the East & Midland Railway (E&MR) usually only worked its own trains east of Lynn, letting the Midland Railway and the Great Northern (GNR) Railway to operate services west of Lynn. The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway (M&GN) was formed in 1893. Jointly managed by the Midland and GNR, the M&GN took control of both the E&MR's locomotive stock and complete rail network. The E&MR had sufficient locomotives to only operate the eastern section, so the M&GN found it needed new locomotives to operate the entire network. This was solved with the delivery of the M&GN Class C locomotives, designed by S.W. Johnson of the Midland. These were inside-cylinder 4-4-0s that were almost identical to the Midland's existing "1808" Class. The most significant changes were the slightly deeper frames, and the slightly larger (by 0.5in) diameter cylinders.
    An initial batch of twenty six engines were built in 1894 by Sharp, Stewart & Co. These were followed by seven more Sharp, Stewart engines in 1896, and seven Beyer, Peacock & Co. engines in 1899. It is unusual that such a small railway purchased forty locomotives of the same design within a space of only five years. In fact, the M&GN never built any more passenger locomotives, and the Class C engines took the bulk of the M&GN's passenger traffic until 1937. They would be the last of S.W. Johnson's 4-4-0s to remain in service in essentially original condition.
    Nearly all the photos feature the locos in the LNER era
    Just a few still with M&GNR identities including
    14 unknown location
    https://tinyurl.com/yrv9pk5x
    02 Cambridge c1937
    https://tinyurl.com/2p9ezumu

    LNER era starting here with
    07 unknown location
    https://tinyurl.com/3vh9895n
    to
    046
    https://tinyurl.com/2m4prn2v
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    3056
    https://tinyurl.com/4evtv6zh

    Neil
    https://tinyurl.com/yrv9pk5x
     
  2. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    I have added a new collection of photos of M&GNR designs
    This collection features S.W. Johnson J40 and J41 (M&GN Class D) 0-6-0 Locomotives
    Including this photo of
    064 Melton Constable 14th March 1939
    https://tinyurl.com/ykny6zrn
    Full collection starts here
    https://tinyurl.com/jyp8bw7v

    Neil
     

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