King George I' steam locomotive, Paddington station, London, c 1950s.
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King George I' steam locomotive, Paddington station, London, c 1950s. The driver leans from the cab of this King Class locomotive No 6006 as it waits on platform 3. Photograph by Bishop Eric Treacy. Treacy (1907-1978) was often allowed special access to many areas denied to other railway photographers. He also befriended many of the footplate crews, occasionally persuading them to create special smoke effects for the camera.