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In the long shadows of an evening in August 1949 class B1 locomotive No.61283 is a visitor from Colwick shed in Nottingham. The turntable at Grantham was powered by the vacuum brake system of the locomotive being turned. If this system failed locomotves were turned by human effort, using the wooden treads round the edge of the pit to gain traction.
Photograph lent by Peter Wilkinson.

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