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Stanier Pacific, 46232 Duchess of Montrose at Crewe Works in May 1957. Photo: Billy Embleton

'Deltic' near Halton Junction, with the up 'Merseyside Express', 6/57.

Lostock Hall Shed (10D) featuring LMS Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no. 48723 with classmate no. 48765 behind, and LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 no. 45212 on the right. 24th June 1968 (Bill Wright)

40158 (ex D358) at Carlisle New Yd on 4th Aug 1983. Built at the English Electric Vulcan Foundry and delivered on 6th Sept 1961. Withdrawn on 18th Dec 1983 and cut up at Doncaster Works on 29th Sept 1984. (Darren Harris)

Hymek D7070 at Bristol Temple Meads on 6th July 1068. Built by Beyer Peacock Ltd and delivered on 8th March 1963. Withdrawn on 8th Sept 1972 and cut up at Swindon Works during Oct 1972.

North British 1,350 hp B-B Class 29 (Previously Class 21 before re-engined) No.D6121 at Inverness MPD, August 1968. Built by the North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow and delivered on 18th Aug 1959. Withdrawn on 6th Oct 1971 and cut up at Dai Woodham's, Barry Island 1980.

The Duchess of Hamilton's locomotive was given a make-over to restore her to her original streamlined gorgeousness, and was unveiled in 2009...

At some point in her life, this engine was fresh and new and everyone marveled at her beauty, now, not so much.

BR Standard Class 7 4-6-2 no. 70012 (John Of Gaunt) departs from Lancaster on the 10.35 Euston - Barrow express passenger. 5th August 1967 (Bill Wright)