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J72 68680
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No: 669   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 1958   Country: United Kingdom
J72 68680

Taken 13/9/1958 at Newcastle UK

0-6-0T class J72 68680 is station pilot at Newcastle Central.
Introduced in 1898 to a Worsdell North Eastern design.

Picture added on 11 April 2013 at 22:44
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Steam Locomotives
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West end of the station and looking quite dapper in its lined black livery.
Incidently it is not carrying express lamps. One was showing a red whilst the other showed a white. This was a unique code for shunting engines that did a lot of reversing of direction such as in a station area. This saved the fireman having to jump down to alter the lamps every time. Unfortunately even today one finds periodicals and books with the lamps described as express passenger.

Added by Chris Davies on 21 June 2013.
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