A1 class locomotive, 1951

A1 class locomotive, 1951

Title: A1 class locomotive, 1951

Date: 1951-11-12

Place: England

Description: The A1 class 4-6-2 locomotive number 60157 Great Eastern at Doncaster works, 12 November 1951. It was designed in the 1940s by the London & North Eastern Railway's Chief Mechanical Engineer, Arthur Peppercorn, and built at Doncaster works. These powerful locomotives could haul trains at an average speed of 80 miles per hour, but still gave a smooth ride. They were used on services between London and Scotland.

Our reference: 1997-7396_DON_51_332

Collection: Doncaster photos

Background: BR Warflat