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7072 Crewe  070539 GCL348

7072 Crewe 070539 GCL348

0-6-0DE Shunter 7072 seen at Crewe, 7/8//39. Built by Hawthorn Leslie but with English Electric internal equipment, the incomplete loco was moved to English Electric's Dick Kerr works at Preston for completion before being delivered (on loan) to Crewe South, officially taken into LM stock 12/36. Moved to Carlisle Kingmoor in 1939then returned to 5B 12/39. Requisitioned by WD 4/40 renumbered WD17 and sent to France abandoined near Nantes apparently in working order and thought to have been used by the Germans, officially written off by the LMS 7/12/40. Final fate unknown. ©George C. Lander/Rail Photoprints