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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

New Southgate Station
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
New Southgate Station

Number 4472 'Flying Scotsman' speeding through New Southgate Station on its way to King's Cross. Probbaly photographed in 1947
Picture added on 10 February 2016 at 14:22
Comments:
Yes, I remember seeing the 'Flying Scotsman' and 'Mallard' from Oakleigh Road. I also remember going through New Southgate station on my way to Yorkshire as an evacuee and later during my National Service.
Added by Douglas Gooch-Harris on 24 February 2016
4472 carried black livery from April 1943 until January 1947 but then only regained LNER green after rebuilding from class A1 to A3 in that month. However, by then it had been renumbered 502 in January 1946. The photo shows a Group Standard tender which was fitted during a general overhaul in July 1938.

Sources: Yeadon part 1 and RCTS part 2A.

From the headlamp and coaching stock the loco is on a stopping passenger train, not an express. It is also in very clean condition. So probably a running-in turn after overhaul

So I think we can pin the date down to some time between July 1938 and April 1943 and judging from its condition, nearer to the earlier date.
So the date of the photo is more likely to be 1939 than 1949.

Added by Rogerelkin on 02 February 2017
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