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B1  as 61036 'Mayflower'

BI  as 61036 at Orton Mere with a freight for Wansford

  B1  as 61036 at Orton Mere with a freight for Wansford

This photo is of 61036  Mayflower with British Railways in full on the tender and 61036 on the cab sides. This change was for just this one weekend only, during this NVR 1960s Weekend in April 2007.
After this weekend it was returned back to its normal colours, which it has been in since it was saved. This has been LNER on the tender and the number 1306.
The numbers and letters which were added for this one weekend, which were only vinyls over the painted numbers, so as they would do no harm. The Mayflower name plates had also been blacked over.
The number 61306 was put onto this B1 because this BI is 61306. This locomotive was built by The North British Locomotive Company in 1948 and delivered to British Railways not the LNER.
This is more like what it would have looked like when it was new.
The LNER Apple Green and number 1306 is all wrong for this engine, but the owner likes it, and it is his engine after all. It always looks clean and runs very well. was a B1 whos number was 61379 which was named Mayflower, but this locomotive was scrapped and the nameplates sold.
The LNER B1 class were designed by Edward Thompson and was introduced from 1942. number 8301 was the first engine and it was named Springbok with 18 more being named after antilopes and 18 more were named after LNER directers.
Only 10 B1s were built during the war, but orders were then placed with the Vulcan Foundry and the North British Locomotive Company to get things moving. The rest were built at Darington. 274 B1s were built between 1942 and 1947 in LNER days and 136 B1s were built between 1948 and 1953 under BR.
View of the tender  of 61036 Mayflower with British Railways in full on the tender
View of the tender  of 61036 Mayflower with British Railways in full on the tender and 61036 on the cab sides on the breakdown train at Orton Mere railway station. On this  web photo you can just see the vinyls put over the painted numbers and letters just for this weekend.

Mayflower on turntable at Wansford station 28-4-2007

B1 as 61306 Mayflower on the turntable at Wansford station 28th April 2007
From 2014 the locomotive has a new owner. This locomotive, is now pained in these colours, and is based at the North Norfolk railway when not on the mainline.
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Nene Valley 1960s Weekend in 2007

This part has four pages taken during the 1960s weekend at the Nene Valley Railway in 2007
The Nene Valley Railway now (2014) runs from Peterborough to Wansford railway station and then on to Yarwell junction. Wansford Station is on part of the old A1 at Stibbingson and is about 2 miles from the village of Wansford itself. The line is about 7 1/2 miles long. It now has the Fletton Branch which is about another mile and a bit.
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