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KOLHAPUR

Seen at the Great Central Railway, Loughborough, in 1995 45593 was a Jubilee Class locomotive built in 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company of Glasgow to a design by William Stanier. In May 1936 she was named Kolhapur after Kolhapur, a princely state in western India. Number 45593 is currently out of service at Tyseley Locomotive Works in Birmingham.

 

From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 11/14

KOLHAPUR

Seen at the Great Central Railway, Loughborough, in 1995 45593 was a Jubilee Class locomotive built in 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company of Glasgow to a design by William Stanier. In May 1936 she was named Kolhapur after Kolhapur, a princely state in western India. Number 45593 is currently out of service at Tyseley Locomotive Works in Birmingham.

 

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 6 Mar 2014, 00:13
A seriously rugged workhorse, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes fine looking engines and used for top flight expresses I think.
Good composition Brian... with 45593 half under the bridge with its boiler belching and the engineer tuning it up with the oil can....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I ought to try this in B.& W.Peter to give it more of a dated feel.
  • Emma
  • Germany
  • 6 Mar 2014, 04:52
Magnifique machine
pour les amoureux du rail !

Bonne journée Brian
amicalement Emma
Brian Walbey: Thanks Emma, there are quite a few of us men on SC.who are lovers of rail.
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 6 Mar 2014, 07:28
Lovely stuff Brian: we had plenty of Jubilees in Bristol working to & from the north.

There was a member of the class called "Sturdee" named after one of Chad's forbears, an admiral
Brian Walbey: Once again, growing up on LNER.metals I rarely ever saw these, but they are fine looking machines. I found Chad's famous relative quite easily on Wiki.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 6 Mar 2014, 08:00
Engine names making sure the British Empire days aren't forgotten.
Brian Walbey: Indeed they didn't Richard, these days they would be called something like "Sunny Suffolk" or "Damp Droitwich" smile
What a majestic beast, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Isn't she just Pauline.
Great,Brian,a 'Jub', they were smashing engines.
Brian Walbey: Once again, growing up on LNER. metals I rarely ever saw these, sadly.
Fantastic Brian... such a classic image!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ronke.
Great composition ....real nice image
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shane.
What a splendid locomotive Brian!
Your scans are excellent.
Brian Walbey: Yes they were very fine workhorses Richard, thanks for your comment.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Mar 2014, 18:03
That's a giant machine, a Grand Lady, and a very impressive photograph! I agree with Richard Trim.
Brian Walbey: Isn't she a lovely machine Philine. These days they would be called something like "Sunny Suffolk" or "Damp Droitwich" smile
Nice loco and shot Brian, even 1995 seems a long time ago now.
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine loco John, I hate just how quickly the years seem to be flying by.
Tiffo's comment is interesting. A fine locomotive that the BR colour scheme does nothing for
Brian Walbey: Not having been used to seeing these as a lad I guess the colour doesn't bother me too much. I Googled re Tiff's comment and there is indeed a famous mariner with Doveton as part of his name.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Mar 2014, 18:36
What a giant, Brian
Brian Walbey: Leaning towards being one of the largest types of engine, but not quite the biggest.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Mar 2014, 18:47
The North British Loco Co. were superb loco builders; they made many NG locos, too. A lovely reminder of our British Empire.
Brian Walbey: Yes I'm glad this one managed to be preserved, quite a few of this class were named after commonwealth places.
A very handsome old engine - my goodness they do look powerful, don't they?
Brian Walbey: Isn't she just Tom, I didn't see these as a lad but I do know they were used for top link train haulage.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Mar 2014, 21:06
The perfect passenger workhorse - not back until 2016 I see!
Brian Walbey: Yes they were a leading class of engine on the Midland railways. usually overhauls take several years, one of the main hold ups is getting the funding in place of course, it isn't cheap these days.
When this image popped up on my laptop just now - I got schooled by the handsome man sitting behind me... smile
Brian Walbey: I'm sure the handsome young man behind you is very familiar with these type of engines, they would have run where he lived as a boy I suspect, whereas I lived on the other side of the country where these didn't run as a youngster.

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