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Mick Rock Photo Collection


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No.42827 at Abbotswood

This fine spectacle is an ex-LMSR class 5MT 2-6-0 (popularly known as a 'Crab') having just gone past Abbotswood Junction signal box.


This is ex-LMSR Fowler class 4F 0-6-0 No.44394 of Saltley shed (21A) with a train of coal wagons. The train has just left the 'down' loop at Abbots Wood Junction bound for Gloucester.


The 'Duck 6' class 4F 0-6-0 and based on a MR design was a familiar sight in the Worcester area typically employed as this one is on a mineral train. The locomotive is about to enter the 'down' loop at Abbotswood.


Leeds (Holbeck) based Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 No.44983 has just passed Abbots Wood Junction in July 1961.

Class 5

This is the sort of working that survived until fairly recently when the Post Office suddenly ceased carrying parcels by rail. This unidentified ex-LMSR Class 5MT 4-6-0 is on the evening Derby to Bristol parcels as it approaches Abbotswood Junction from Worcester.


This ex-LMSR 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 No.45631 'Tanganyika' was in immaculate external condition when photographed on shed at Worcester. The locomotive was allocated to Saltley shed (21A).

Jubilee at Norton Junction

This lovely photograph shows an unidentified ex-LMSR 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 heading towards Worcester via Norton Junction with a Bristol-Sheffield express having just left the former MR Birmingham to Bristol line at Abbots Wood Junction, probably about 1963.

Jubilee class 4-6-0

Continuing the same theme is another unidentified ex-MSR 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 at Abbot's Wood Junction heading north towards Spetchley with empty mineral wagons.

Royal Scot 4-6-0

This interesting photograph shows an unidentified ex-LMSR 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0 passing the entrance to Abbots Wood Junction 'down' loop.

No.48739 at Eckington

Stanier class 8F 2-8-0 No.48739 of Shrewsbury shed is seen in Eckington 'up' loop whilst working a Bridgewater to Wallercote chemical tanks train. Note the 'up' main signal. The driver of the train was Duggie Chapman and Mick Rock was the fireman which allowed him the opportunity to take this rare image.

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