LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Nuneaton
Nuneaton Abbey Street Station: mrna1912
Ex-LMS' 5MT 2-6-0 No 42951, a 'Stanier Crab' is coming up
from the Trent Valley line with a mixed freight. The roof of Nuneaton Abbey
Junction signal box can just be seen above the tank wagons. Built as LMS No
13251 in November 1933, it was renumbered very quickly by the LMS as No 2951 in
August 1934 which it retained until it was given its BR number in July 1950.
The locomotive had spells of being a Nuneaton engine, first in 1953 then in
1961 and finally in 1963 afterwards it was later withdrawn from 9F Heaton
Mersey shed in March 1966.