Following closure of Hellifield shed by BR in 1965 it was subsequently used for the storage and renovation of exhibits earmarked for the National Railway Museum in York, which opened in 1975. This photograph, taken inside Hellifield shed in February 1965, shows Holden 0-6-0 no 1217, now part of the national collection. Built at Stratford in 1905 as GER class G58 no 1217 and finally withdrawn from 31B March in 1962 as BR class J17 no 65567, the preserved locomotive is currently on extended loan to Barrow Hill Railway Centre.

Location: Hellifield

Original line: North Western Railway

Photographer: Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

Contact photographer: Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

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Date: 13/02/1965

Image number: 37158

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