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Holyhead Brits (2)



During the 50's and 60's Holyhead shed [6J] was allocated with five "Britannia" class locomotives. This collection below, photographed
 by Dave Hill, shows previously unpublished shots of the "Britannia" class locomotives that were allocated to 6J.

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70045  'LORD ROWALLAN'
70046  'ANZAC'
70047 [unamed]
70048  'THE TERRITORIAL ARMY 1908 - 1958'
70049  'SOLWAY FIRTH'

             
                          

70045 - 70049 were fitted with BRID tenders which held 9 tons of coal and 4725 gallons of water
which made them suitable for hauling the "Irish Mail" from Euston to Holyhead.
After they were transferred from Holyhead they never settled down at their different depots, and were
never looked after the same as they were by the staff at Holyhead, as some of the photos below clearly show.


70030 'William Wordsworth' - 70031 'Byron' - 70032 'Tennyson' - 70033 'Charles Dickens' came new to Holyhead 
between November and December 1952, but within a month they were transferred to Longsight due to their inadequate tender
water and coal capacities which made them unsuitable for the long distance running of the Irish Mail.
They all had BRI tenders which only carried 7 tons of coal and 4200 gallons of water.

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COMPILED AND EDITED BY GEOFF POOLE
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70045 passing Crewe Works March 22nd 1964.








70046 at Apperley Bridge July 1967,







70046 Crewe July 26th 1961








70046 passing through Lancaster Castle station on May 15th 1965,








70046 at Preston station on May 15th 1965.







the following four shots show 70047 at Arnside on July 8th 1966.















70047 on Crewe North November 4th 1962.








70047 at Shrewsbury on July 26th 1963,








70048 at Oxenholme on June 26th 1965.







70048 in Derby Works on August 25th 1962.








70048 at Wigan on May 22nd 1965.








70049 at Carnforth on October 9th 1965.








70049 waits for the signal at Lancaster on October 9th 1965.








70049 at Birmingham New Street on July 13th 1963.








70049 "Solway Firth" stands next to classmate 70017 "Arrow" at Preston on October 9th 1965.


 






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