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GNR 0-6-0ST Class J52 No. 1247
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No: 11298   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Sharp Stewart   Country: England
GNR 0-6-0ST Class J52 No. 1247

Photographed at Shildon on 19 May 2011. Henry A Ivatt design, built in 1899 for the Great Northern Railway by Sharp Stewart & Co. Withdrawn fron service in 1959.
Picture added on 28 May 2011 at 16:21
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National Railway Museum, York and Shildon, England
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The brass plate on the splasher above the leading driving wheel states:
"G.N.R. No. 1247
B.R. No. 68846
Built in 1899 this Ivatt Class J52 locomotive
was purchased from British Rail in April 1959
and restored by Captain W.G. Smith V.R.D, R.N.R.
Believed to be the first privately preserved locomotive, it is the oldest standard gauge steam engine to have remained in continuous Railway service."

Added by Peter Langsdale on 28 May 2011.
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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. 124768846
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