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Five locomotive cleaners at Grantham in the 1930s with Class A1 No. 4479 Robert The Devil.
Standing left to right: Albert Willis, Albert Bottomley.
Sitting left to right: Jack Wylie, George ‘Boc’ Taylor, Lawrence Reeve.
Photograph lent by Boris Bennett.
Boris writes, “When I started at Grantham in November 1939 this locomotive had been based at the shed from new in 1923. Kept in pristine condition, she had been allocated to the top crews – driver W. Carman and fireman Rodgers at that time.”

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