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Steam Locomotive 45546 early 1950s
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No: 2715   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 1950   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: England
Steam Locomotive 45546 early 1950s

Steam locomotive 45546 under power. Photo taken c1950 / 1951.
Picture added on 16 December 2007
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This is the 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive Fleetwood, number 45546.
She was designed by Fowler, built in 1934 by Crewe Works (LMS - London Midland & Scottish Railway) and ended service in 1962. Info thanks to Rail UK.

I've been searching for some more information myself, as a novice, and found an entry in my encyclopedia which looked very similar. She looks remarkably like the no. 6100 Royal Scot....

Added by Marcel Gommers on 09 February 2008.
45546 was a member of the patriot class & is shown with a parallel boiler & in this form were classified 6p5f. Many engines of the class were rebuilt from 1946 with taper boilers & a higher te of 29, 570lbs & re-classified 7p. The scots were slightly bigger & more powerful locos.

Added by Geoff Brown on 03 August 2008.
Unrebuilt Patriots were known as "Baby Scots" so 45546 would indeed have a look of 6100 about her.
6100 (or 46100 as we don't yet know which guise she will be in) is about to come to the end of an extensive overhaul and should be out on the mainline in the not too distant future. And........
There is a group who have just started building a new Patriot!!!!!

Added by John Southall on 03 August 2008.
5546 known as baby scot in 1960, s worked 13 coach train ti llandudno light engine back to rhyl the doublehead 22 coach empty stock back to chester

Added by Sinders on 23 November 2008.
ive seen this loco many times, as i used to go to tamworth spotting in the late fifties, early sixties, in fact ive seen all the baby scots, and all the royol scots.

Added by Ron Powell on 24 November 2008.
May well be Ron but I was the fireman on loan to chester at the time on this job.

Added by Sinders on 24 November 2008.
i was a fireman at bescot for a while, ive fired 8fs, 4fs 9fs, duck 8s, and black 5snever got to fire eney express locos all freight, it would have been great to fire express trains. added by ron powell

Added by Ron Powell on 25 November 2008.
Hi all, for some more old locs by the same editor:

Added by Marcel Gommers on 25 November 2008.
Hi Ron, what's a duck 8? I guess the 8F refers to Stanier 2-8-0s, but it would be nice to know what other nicknames you had on the Midland Region. What about the Beyer Garrets, for example (which I was never lucky enough to see)?

Added by Peter Langsdale on 25 November 2008.
hi peter the duck 8 are known as supper d, the beyer garrets ive seen on the licky bank, but never got to fire one.

Added by Ron Powell on 25 November 2008.
Thanks, Ron, I have now looked up the Super D and discovered that this was the name given to the LNWR’s G1 class of superheated 0-8-0 goods engine, and later to all such engines including the G2 and G2A classes. Super was quite simply an abbreviation of “Superheated".

Added by Peter Langsdale on 25 November 2008.
hi Ron fired a super D also known as a black 7 working train to arpley jct, just entered Halton tunnel when the firhole deflector plate fellin the blinking firebox driver was, nt very pleased(old western man).

Added by Sinders on 25 November 2008.
I have a photo of Fleetwood with the drivers cab all twisted, it had been in a mishap, but cannot recall what caused the crash, the photo was taken at Ordsall lane catiage sidings about 1953/54.
anyone know the answer?

Added by Podge on 09 December 2010.
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