Train at York, 1955.
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Passenger train pulled by a class A2 4-6-2 locomotive number 60501 "Cock O' the North" approaching York station, by Eric Treacy, about 1955. At this time British Railways' modernisation plan envisaged the phasing out of steam locomotives and their replacement with modern diesel and electric engines. Although more expensive to build, British Railway executives argued that they would attract more passengers and industries to use the railways, as services would be made faster and more reliable.