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Black 5 at Denton
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No: 7222   Contributor: Lee Brown   Year: 1965   Manufacturer: BR Derby Works   Country: England
Black 5 at Denton

This was my spot when I was a kid. The photo, taken with my Dad's Brownie 127, which he didn't know I had borrowed, was taken from a wall adjacent to the signal box and I spent hours there in the late fifties and early sixties. Unfortunately it was only on the odd occasion I could pinch his camera. Here we see LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 No.44806 returning light engine to Stockport Edgeley shed,probably from Dewsnap Sidings in 1965. The large building in the background was the Queens Hotel and was demolished to make way for the M67 motorway,as was the goods shed on the right to make way for a supermarket car park.
Picture added on 28 July 2009 at 09:55
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44806 is preserved and running on the LLangollen Railway. It took part in Steel,Steam and Stars 2 Gala this year.
See picture #6709 and picture #6722

Added by John Southall on 29 July 2009.
Significant damage was caused to this locomotive on July 13 2013 when, running tender first while hauling a 'Murder & Mystery Special' from Carrog to Llangollen it struck a wooden log placed on the track by vandals. Although it was able to continue, much damage was caused to the running gear of the locomotive and tender. This means it will be out of action for some time.
This locomotive is also (for unconnected reasons) up for sale, with 4 years of its boiler ticket to run.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 16 August 2013.
An excellent snap taken close to Denton Goods Yard. I am researching Denton and would be grateful to know if you had any more snaps taken at or near this location.

Added by Ian Hudson on 22 March 2015.
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