Old Photos of Witham

A steam tanker pulling a passenger train out of the station

Taken: 1954-1960, Ref: M2267

An L1 steam tank locomotive pulling a passenger train out of the station towards Colchester. Possibly number 67709, not very clear. Wheels are 2-6-4 arrangement, tankers more usually 4-6-2. The British Railways logo is the early one, used 1948-56 (but not deleted from locos thereafter). In background, left to right, are part of the maltings, Blyth’s flour mill (tall, white), pair of semi-detached houses in Station Road (in front of Blyth’s), small piece of Cooper Taber’s old warehouse (pale grey, partly behind tree), Cooper Taber’s new warehouse under construction (designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, competed 1956), and probably the detached house at the end of Easton Road. All since demolished.

RefM2267
Date taken1954-1960
SourceScott-Mason, John. 29 Homefield Road, Witham, CM8 2NS. He took the photo. Reproduced with the permission of Adam Scott-Mason.
RestrictionsIf you wish to use this photo, please acknowledge the photographer, the late John Scott-Mason
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