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46239 'City of Chester'. Coronation Class 4-6-2 at Harrow and Wealdstone, working an Aintree Race Special on the down slow as the fast lines were closed for electrification work, 21 March 1964. Photo by Barry Austin


Duke of Gloucester: Constructed at Crewe Works in 1954, the Duke, as it is popularly known, was a replacement for the destroyed Princess Royal Class locomotive number 46202 Princess Anne, which was involved in the Harrow and Wealdstone rail disaster of 1952. The Duke was based on the BR Standard Class 7 Britannia design. The Duke was regarded as a failure by locomotive crews due to its poor steaming characteristics and its heavy fuel consumption.


Whitefriars Wuidart & Co Wealdstone W60 1930s green optic ribbed ...

Another lost streamline cinema. modernism-in-metroland: Wealdstone Odeon (1934) by AP Starkey Like the nearby Colindale, North Finchley and South Harrow cinemas, this building was designed by AP Starkey. It opened in 1934 and operated until the early 1970’s, when it was demolished. Image from English Heritage.


The Maestro: Johnny Haynes — Fulham’s greatest ever player. Pelé was once quoted as calling Haynes the “best passer of the ball I’ve ever seen”.