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Monument Lane Shed: lnwrmlsh2261

LNWR 2-4-0 Newton class No 1525 'Abercrombie' pauses on one of the roads leading to Monument Lane's shed

LNWR 2-4-0 Newton class No 1525 'Abercrombie' pauses on one of the roads leading to Monument Lane's shed. In the background, on the other side of the main line between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street, are the Malthouses which gave their name to the sidings located on the other side of the main line long after the brewery had been demolished. Harry Jack of the LNWR Society writes 'I believe the Malthouse visible behind 'Abercrombie' was demolished in 1959.' The Newton class locomotive was built in 1866 at Crewe by Ramsbottom, initially CME of the LNWR's Northern Division which covered lines north of Birmingham and then later CME for the entire railway, and was finally scrapped in 1891. Richard H Bleasdale is believed to have been the photographer and the photograph is available courtesy of Manchester Model Railway Club at Kidderminster Railway Museum.

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