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Monument Lane Shed: lnwrmlsh2366

LNWR 2-4-0ST No 946 poses with its crew in front of Monument Lane's water tank and coal stage

LNWR 2-4-0ST No 946 poses with its crew in front of Monument Lane's water tank and coal stage. Originally built by Trevithick as a 2-4-0 tender locomotive no 946 was one of several of the class to be converted by FW Webb to saddle tanks. It is seen here fitted with a Webb chimney and dome and carrying LNWR black livery together with Ramsbottom safety valves and screw couplings and no cab. Harry Jack of the LNWR Society writes 'No 946 was built at Crewe works in August 1856 (motion No 366) as L&NWR North Division No 215 'Spitfire'. It was transferred to the LNWR's Southern Division in January 1860 where it was allocated as No 346 and lost its name. Renumbered again as No 946 in April 1862 it was converted to a saddle-tank in May 1874 to be finally withdrawn and scrapped in April 1884 (as cut-up no. 1814). Harry adds 'at that period (1870s) goods engines were normally painted unlined black, but as this engine has painted lining I'd guess it was used for piloting in New Street station.'

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