“Austerity” Heavy Freight (1949)

A seemingly un-numbered Austerity 2-8-0 heavy freight engine passing New England yard in 1949. The Austerity engines numbered more than 900 and were mass produced by the War Department in 1943.

Nassington Ironstone Quarry (1970)

Undated image showing truckloads of rail enthusiasts being hauled through Nassington Ironstone Quarry.

Allan Sibley adds, “The photograph of the train of railway enthusiasts at Nassington Quarry was taken on 1st December 1970 shortly before the end of ironstone production.  The visit was organised by the Locomotive Club of Great Britain, of which I was then a member and I am in the second wagon behind the locomotive, wreathed in steam.  The locomotive for the tour was ‘Jack’s Green’ which is currently at the Nene Valley Railway.”

Mixed Freight at Peterborough (1975)

English Electric Class 40 #40078 heading out of Peterborough with a northbound mixed freight train in 1975. Built in 1960, this loco was withdrawn in 1981 and scrapped at Swindon Works two years later.