Roy is preparing A1 locomotive No. 60126 Sir Vincent Raven for its next trip on the main line as Drivers Bill Leadbetter and Eric Ranby walk by, probably going off duty. The the engine is facing north on 'London Road', where locomotives were placed ready for their next duty.
The photograph was taken in mid-1963 by fellow fireman Fred Harris who, Roy says, had 'a posh camera' which took better pictures than the normal snaps of the time.
Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.