Class A4 Steam Locomotive Sir Ralph Wedgwood
This is the A4 class Steam Locomotive 60006 'Sir Ralph Wedgwood'. Here seen at signal box 'North Box', Peterborough (England).
The 60006 was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built in 1938 at the Doncaster Works (LNER). A total of 35 were built in this class and although six or so have been preserved, unfortunately the 'Sir Ralph Wedgwood' did not survive modernisation and was disposed off in 1965 in Motherwell.
The sign 'The Capitals Limited' was to promote the non-stop services between King's Cross, London and Waverley Station, Edinburgh with stops at Dundee and Aberdeen.
Photo © The Step Back Through Time Collection
Picture added on 08 November 2008