Memorial to a locomotive

2011

In remembrance of loco Sir Ralph Wedgwood

This floor plaque, at the National Railway Museum’s Main Hall, records the scale of the damage to railway property on the night of the ‘Baedeker raid‘ – reminding us perhaps that the city’s importance as a main line station was of as much interest to the bombers as our historic buildings, and that railway infrastructure was a central target.

On this track the LNER Streamline Pacific locomotive Sir Ralph Wedgwood was destroyed during an air raid on the night of 28/29 April 1942.
Nearby Class B16 No 925 was also destroyed

This plaque was placed in remembrance by the Gresley Society on the fiftieth anniversary
29 April 1992

Another bomb severely damaged the nearby railway station, where there’s a wall plaque in memory of Station Foreman William Milner.

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