Midland Study Centre Derby

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Another visit to one of the best study centres I’ve found in the country. Dave Harris is super and incredibly helpful, I’m really grateful to him.

Dave Harris discovered my favourite photo of St Pancras (the one with the fairground opposite, posted here previously) and a very rare view from the rear of St Pancras.

This trip I documented some of the photographs of locomotives found at St Pancras broken down by type and number

3 x 0-4-4WT
1 x 0-6-0
13 x 2-4-0
22 x 4-2-2
20 x 4-4-0
3 x 4-4-2T

A grand total 73 locomotives at St Pancras consisting of loco numbers 1013, 1020, 111, 115, 1201, 1202, 1241, 125, 128, 136, 151, 151a, 152a, 16, 1675, 1676, 173, 1757, 182, 1853, 1855, 1856, 1858, 1860, 1861, 194, 1947, 2189, 2196, 225, 230, 25, 269, 31, 35, 3608, 39, 432, 436, 44, 45, 485, 5, 57, 59, 603, 61, 613, 618, 626, 635, 65, 65a, 683, 685, 714, 715, 719, 759, 820, 820a, 825, 825a, 827, 828, 861, 94.

What was useful about this trip was also the background detail you can pick out from these photos such as advertising, track work, buffers and platform signage all of which will be very useful later in this project.

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Also some further mysteries have arisen like the glazing, in many pictures it appears very different and in addition I found pictures of tarpaulin they used on the roof – this isn’t the first time I have seen this or read about it, but that too varies an awful amount.

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