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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 98 - October 2007
The Other Two - Chris Andrew
The sight and sound of both Beattie 2-4-0Ts working at Quainton has been a delight; their age and uniqueness making it all the more special. However, Quainton has been host in the past to another pair of similarly unique 2-4-0Ts which regularly stopped at its platforms. These were the only two 2- 4-0 T engines that came into LNER stock at the Grouping. Survivors from the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire designed by Charles Sacre and built in 1881, they were Great Central Class E8s. Numbered 450B and 449B, they were retained to work the service between Aylesbury and Verney Junction. They only lasted until October 1924 and never received their re-numbering or LNER livery.
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