Station Name: HARKER (1st site)

[Source: Nick Catford]

A goods train shunting at Harker 1st station c.1950s. The loco is an Ivatt Class 4 Mogul 2-6-0. One of 162 built to the design for the LMS. The first 50 of these locos were built with Double Chimneys but all were converted to single chimney. Nicknamed 'Flying Pigs' or 'Doodle bugs', the last of the class to be withdrawn was 43106, which was withdrawn from Lostock Hall Shed, 24C and preserved at the Severn Valley Railway
hoto from Bill Lynn collection

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