WD Austerity 2-8-0 no 90434 works hard at the back end of an iron ore train climbing through Beamish on 15 February 1964. Together with Standard class 9F 2-10-0 no 92097 on the front of the train the locomotive is helping to move 700 tons of iron ore from Tyne Dock import terminal up to the blast furnaces of Consett steel works on the western edge of County Durham.
Company: North Eastern Railway
Photographer: Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)
Make contact: Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)
Image number: 27602