London Midland & Scottish Railway clas 5MT 2-6-0 steam locomotive approaching Beauchief, South Yorkshire. This locomotive no 44944 ran on the Sheffield to Yorkshire service. This engine was used as a model for the 'Henry' character in the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' series of children's books written by Reverend W Awdry. The books were later adapted into a succesful television series narrated by former Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr. Photograph by Eric Bruton.
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