BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 no 92097, having taken on WD 2-8-0 no 90434 as banker at South Pelaw, climbs through Beamish on an overcast Saturday 15 February 1964 with iron ore destined for Consett. By the time the train reaches its destination, it will have lifted its load from the import terminal at Tyne Dock bottom, on the south bank of the river, to the steel town, on the eastern edge of the Pennines, one thousand feet above sea level and, along the way, will have overcome gradients of up to 1 in 35.
Company: North Eastern Railway
Photographer: Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)
Contact photographer: Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)
Image number: 23762