LMS Route: Stratford Midland Junction - The Shakespeare
E&WJR and SMJ - Locomotives and Rolling Stock:
Ex-E&WJR 0-6-0 No 2300, formerly SMJ No 2, is seen in
Stratford on Avon goods yard marshalling goods wagons on 8th April 1924.
Another of the several locomotives purchased from Beyer Peacock by the
E&WJR having been built circa 1880 the design was doubled-framed complete
with wooden buffer beam. Rebuilt in 1904, No 2300 lasted only a few years in
LMS service being withdrawn in 1926 as part of the rationalisation policy. To
the left of the locomotive can be seen a rudimentary hand operated crane for
lifting heavy loads from wagons.