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Stanier Coronation class detail shots

The ex-LMS Stanier Coronation class never appeared at Hall Royd, with the exception of a one-time appearance of the Turbomotive on a Manchester-bound freight. That is, until modern times when a green Coronation has been employed on steam specials through the area.

Of the three preserved locos, only one is in BR green, namely 'City of Birmingham' at the ThinkTank museum in Birmingham. This is an interesting location, as the loco is virtually impossible to photograph due to pillars and walkways obscuring much of the detail.

However, the locomotive faces out onto the Curzon Street station building, and is arguably is the first loco to make it there before HS2 terminates in the old Landor Street goods yard site.

Here are a series of shots showing detail views, staring with driver's side:

Loco Fireman's Side | Loco Cab and Tender

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing three quarters rear view from the rear gallery.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing three quarters rear view from the rear gallery. Note how the loco and tender have been separated, and a viewing platform inserted.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing the smokebox front and inside view of the driver's smoke deflector.

The smokebox front and inside view of the driver's smoke deflector. Note the two recessed hand holds let into the smoke deflector. 

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing the smokebox front and  smoke deflector, with a view down the towards the cab.

The smokebox front and smoke deflector, with a view down the towards the cab. The lamp has been wired to the front handrail to stop its unauthorised removal.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing the driver's side outside cylinder.

The driver's side the outside cylinder, the loco having four cylinders in total.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing the piping under the front footplating in front of the driver's side cylinder.

The piping under the front footplating in front of the driver's side cylinder.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing the front footstep on the driver's side.

The front footstep on the driver's side. Note the three cable handing down which would be plugged into the AWS magnet, which was presumably not refitted by BR when it was being prepared for the museum.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing the front coupling and AWS bang plate.

The front coupling and AWS bang plate. Note how the bottom link of the coupling is place inside the bottom strap of the bang plate, and the over lapping plates behind the coupling.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, showing the front coupling and AWS bang plate.

The front coupling, AWS bang plate and front stretcher plate of the bogie shown in detail. Note the AWS cabling which shows the approximate location of the missing magnet..

 

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with close-up view of the AWS bang plate.

Close-up view of the AWS bang plate.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with close-up view of the rear of the AWS bang plate.

Close-up view of the rear of the AWS bang plate.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with close-up of the bogie bracket behind the driver's side cylinder.

Close-up of the bogie bracket behind the driver's side cylinder.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with close-up of crosshead and slide bars on the driver's side.

Close-up of crosshead and slide bars on the driver's side.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with close-up of the driver's side ejector.

Ejector on the driver's side, behind the smoke deflector.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with the driver's side ejector

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with close-up of lubricator's on the driver's side footplating.

Close-up of lubricator's on the driver's side footplating.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with close-up of piping on the underside of the driver's side footplating.

Close-up of piping and rodding on the underside of the driver's side footplating.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with side view of the driver's side.

Side view of the driver's side.

Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific 46235 'City of Birmingham' as seen in the ThinkTank Museum on 10 October 2015, with side view of the driver's side ash pan and rear truck.

View of the driver's side ash pan and rear truck.

All images copyright J K Wallace 2015