Around Leicester, 1960s
Knighton tunnel, south of Leicester
1-of-8) 48445 on an up freight after emerging from Knighton Tunnel, south of Leicester, 6/2/64. Taken with a simple Kodak Instamatic 100 camera.
2-of-8) 8F 2-8-0 48173, light-engine, north-bound at Knighton North Junction, south of Leicester, 6/2/64.
3-of-8) Shunting oil wagons at Leicester Belgrave Road goods depot, next to the closed station which can be seen in the distance on the left, 11/8/67. Photographed from Catherine Street Viaduct.
For earlier photographs here see the ‘Railway Photographs From Auctions’ page.
4-of-8) Taking the short train from Leicester Belgrave Road goods depot up to the Midland Main Line via Forest Road, 11/8/67.
5-of-8) Leicester Midland locomotive shed yard on a Sunday, with classes 25, 27, 08, 13/8/67. The tower on the left was used for disposing of the ash from steam locomotives.
Leicester Midland locomotive shed
6-of-8) Leicester Midland locomotive shed yard, with Sulzer type-2 (later class 25) D5202 & D7629, 14/8/67. The tower behind the locomotives is for coaling steam locomotives.
7-of-8) Leicester Midland round-house locomotive shed, 13/8/67.
8-of-8) "Peak" D162 heads south towards Leicester Midland station past EE type-4 D330, which is standing alongside the locomotive shed, 14/8/67.
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