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46252  on Whitmore troughs

The writing on the back of the photograph reads "'Royal Scot' hauled by 46252 "City of Leicester" picking up water at Whitmore, Aug 1956."
It's a good job we have the note to tell us what locomotive it is, as the number is completely unreadable. What a filthy engine to put on the "Royal Scot"!
Whitmore's down starting signals can be seen in the distance. The West Coast Main Line followed a long right hand curve past Whitmore signalbox, which didn't straighten out until the troughs.
Photograph from Peter Brown's collection.