W G Bagnall Works No 2749 WD75161 0-6-0ST

Bagnall 2749 at Backworth Colliery 1972.jpg

This locomotive is an Austerity type locomotive built for the Second World War effort by W G Bagnall in 1944. Bagnall built the locomotive as a sub-contractor to Hunslet Engine Co Ltd. Bagnall built 52 of the 377 that were built for the War Department between 1943 and 1947. This locomotive carried the number WD75161. The LNER bought some of these locomotives which became the J94 class.

It is believed to be based on the Caledonian Railway.

Bagnall 2749 at Backworth Colliery 1972.jpg
2749 at Backworth Colliery – 1972
2749 on the Backworth colliery system – July 1973
2749 with empty coal waggons on the Backworth NCB system crossing the BR Blyth and Tyne lines at Easrsdon. Hunslet 2864 can be seen in the background on the left awaiting the arrival of empties. – September 1973
2749 at Backworth colliery – June 1975
Bagnall 2749 of Backworth Loco Shed shunts Eccles Colliery - August 1975.jpg
2749 of Backworth Loco Shed shunts Eccles Colliery – August 1975
Bagnall 2749 on the Backworth colliery system with a load from Eccles pit – Summer 1975


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