Kirkby Stephen East

Kirkby Stephen East NER 910. This locomotive currently resides at Kirkby Stephen East station, home of the Stainmore Railway Company, on loan from the NRM. The 901 Class 2-4-0 locomotives were designed by Edward Fletcher for express passenger work. Fifty five engines were introduced between 1872 and 1882 to haul express trains on their main lines. No. 910 was built at Gateshead in April 1875 and was one of the locomotives involved in the first Railway Race to the North in 1888. During the 1880s the engines began to be extensively rebuilt and displaced from the York-Edinburgh workings to more secondary work including passenger trains over Stainmore which they hauled over a period of more than thirty years. Two of the last in service - nos 19 and 1325 - were withdrawn from Kirkby Stephen in February 1925. However 910 had been set aside to be restored to original condition to take part in the Centenary celebrations in 1925 and afterwards formed a part of the first collection of preserved locomotives at the old LNER York Railway Museum.

Location: Kirkby Stephen East

Original line: South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway

Photographer: Stephen Willetts

Contact photographer: Stephen Willetts

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Date: 02/04/2022

Image number: 80909

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