The back end of hard-working Austerity 2-8-0 no 90434 is about to disappear into the smoke-filled tunnel at the west end of Beamish station in the winter of 1964. In front of the locomotive is iron ore bound for the blast furnaces at Consett, with BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 no 92097 working just as hard at the other end. Conditions on the footplate inside the tunnel must have been grim.

Location: Beamish

Company: North Eastern Railway

Photographer: K A Gray

Make contact: K A Gray

Date: 15/02/1964

Image number: 29937

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