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Duchess of Sutherland in Westwood Yard at Peterborough

 

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 Duchess of Sutherland LMS Coronation Class 4-6-2 6233
 
Duchess of Sutherland at Peterborough in Westwood Yard
 
Duchess of Sutherland is a LMS Coronation Class 4-6-2 with the number 6233. This class of locomotive was not seen at Peterborough in BR days. It being an LMS engine and was used on the WCML. But has now had the chance to show what it could have done on the ECML.
 
With the removing of all the water cranes at stations, All main line steam on the main network has to get water from road tankers or stand pipes. This was done in Westwood Yard at Peterborough.
 
This steam train (on the up line) had come into Westwood Yard from the north and is about to come under Westwood bridge were it will stop at the waiting water tanker near to Toys-R-Us at this time.
 
In 2010 this locomotive was repainted in LMS black and it also came into Westwood yard on 17th May 2008 (steam at Peterborough page 8).
 
Up steam trains now mostly stop in Conington tip loops south of Peterborough as the cut down Westwood yard is often full.
 
Down steam trains (heading north) now nearly always stop at Holme (south of Peterborough) for water, be for the station stop at Peterborough. This means that passengers do not get on at Peterborough station only to spend the next 1/2 hour sitting in a goods yard while the locomotive takes on water. This also saves the train having to wait for a path to cross the ECML into Westwood Yard.
 
 
 

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