Midland Railway Class 156 No.158A is a 2-4-0 steam locomotive built in 1866 at Derby to a design by Matthew Kirtley for express passenger workings to Kings Cross, then the London Terminus of the Midland Railway (before St Pancras was built).
158A has been rebuilt at various dates and finally ended her days at Nottingham in1947 as station pilot after 81 years service. She appeared at the Stephenson Centenary Celebrations, Chesterfield in 1948 and was preserved at Derby Locomotive Works (where I saw her on numerous occasions). She moved to the Midland Railway – Butterley in 1975 where this picture was taken.
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 18.0-50.0 mm f/2.8
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Speed: 1/5000 sec
Processing: Photoshop CS5