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No: 10999   Contributor: Marcel Gommers / John Southall   Year: 2000   Manufacturer: Sharp Stewart   Country: England

Class J52 68846 at an open day somewhere. Anyone know where?
68846 was built by Sharp Stewart for the GNR and can be seen on display at Shildon in picture #1538

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Picture added on 04 June 2011 at 19:42
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It looks a bit like Barrow Hill to me. Is that 60800 Green Arrow on the right?

Added by Peter Langsdale on 04 June 2011.
Hi Peter,
I was on the verge of agreeing that it looked like Barrow Hill but something nagged me, not the wife, and I traced picture #11343 taken at Doncaster in 2003. The roofline of the building just left of centre and the lighting pylon were the real give aways. It could have been an earlier date but what a coincidence it would be to put them in the same place.

Added by John Southall on 05 June 2011.
Green Arrow it is- can just see the nameplate on the smokebox.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 05 June 2011.
OK, John, mine was a wild guess, having only ever been to Barrow Hill once, and never having been to the railway area in Doncaster, so you are right! At least I correctly identified Green Arrow, from a 50-year-old memory!

Added by Peter Langsdale on 05 June 2011.
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Sharp Stewart

Furness Railway no. 20 works plateCape Government wood burning 4-8-0 no. 390Furness 20Darjeeling No. 19 at YorkFurness No 20 at Bluebell RailwayJ52 68846 and V2 60800Furness No. 20 at ShildonBuilder's plate on GNR No. 1247Photo of GNR 0-6-0ST Class J52 No. 1247GNR 0-6-0ST Class J52 No. 1247
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