BR Period Locomotives: lnwrbns_br3320
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45506 'The Royal Pioneer Corps' departs
Platform 9 with the 12:52pm York to Bristol service on 18th July 1959.
Notionally rebuilt from a LNWR Claughton class locomotive by Crewe works in
July 1932, this Patriot Class locomotive was named in recognition of the Corp's
work during the Second World War at a ceremony at Euston in September 1948. As
with many LMS 4-6-0 express locomotives No 45506's principal duties were taken
over in the early 1960s by diesels and it was withdrawn in February 1962 from
Barrow shed in Bristol to be scrapped in March 1962 by Crewe works.