P2 class steam locomotive, 1934

P2 class steam locomotive, 1934

Title: P2 class steam locomotive, 1934

Date: 1934-07-11

Place: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Description: The London & North Eastern Railway P2 class 2-8-2 locomotive number 2001 Cock o' the North at Doncaster works, 11 July 1934. This locomotive was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. They were used mainly on the line between Edinburgh and Aberdeen which had steep gradients. Before these P2 locomotives, heavy trains needed two locomotives on this stretch of the London & North Eastern Railway line.

Our reference: 1997-7396_DON_34_150

Collection: Doncaster photos

Background: BR Warflat