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Steam train in station - locomotive 5017
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No: 2720   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 1950   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: England
Steam train in station - locomotive 5017

Steam train standing in station, locomotive 5017 in service.
Photo taken early 1950s, see larger version too.
Picture added on 16 December 2007
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Additional information found on the web, 99% certain that it is this loc:
If this photo was taken before 1954 then this is the Gloucester Regiment. Originally built as St. Donat's Castle, July 1932, it was renamed in April 1954.
It was withdrawn September 1962 and scrapped later at Newport.

Added by Marcel Gommers on 15 February 2008.
As it has the 85B shed code for Gloucester Horton Road it is almost certainly The Gloucestershire Regiment 28th 61st.It was renamed to commemorate the regiments battle at Imjim during the Korean War and then permanently allocated to Gloucester.
The nameplate is in the regiments museum at Custom House,Gloucester Docks

Added by Stuart Powell on 18 February 2010.
Although the photo has been taken at an acute angle if you look carefully you can see that the depth of the nameplate is deeper than normal and is definitely "The Gloucestershire Regiment".I saw this engine on its way from Swindon Works to Gloucester the day the new name was unveiled.

Added by John Mackie on 08 October 2014.
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