Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45557 'New Brunswick' approaches Water Orton station with a Class B Derby to New Street service circa 1960. British Railways categorised Class B services as 'Ordinary Passenger train, mixed train or breakdown van train NOT going to clear the line. Branch passenger train (To be used only where authorised by the regional Operating Officer)'. Built as LMS No 5557 in June 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company of Glasgow, No 45557 was to remain in service until September 1964 when it was withdrawn from 16C Derby shed to be scrapped by J Cashmore's of Great Bridge.
Photographer James S Doubleday. Courtesy of John Turner from the 53A Models of Hull Collection.