Railway Locomotive Testing Station, Rugby: Class A4, 60007, 'Sir Nigel Gresey' on the rolling road ready for the opening of the station
|Artist/Photographer||Galwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Trains ; Railway stations|
NOTES: An idea of Sir Nigel Gresey, Chief Mechanical Engineer of LNER (London North Eastern Railway), building on this station began in 1936 as a joint project between LNER and LMS (London Midland Railway). Work was suspended during World War II, and the station finally opened in October 1948 under British Railways. Testing of steam locomotives continued until 1959 but the station did not officially close until 1970. The building was demolished in 1984.
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