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41307 & 80138, Prestleigh viaduct, 05-03-66

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LMS Ivatt 2MT class 2-6-2T locomotive, believed to be No. 41307, and BR Standard 4MT class 2-6-4T locomotive, believed to be No. 80138, double heading up passenger train of three carriages across Prestleigh viaduct, many passengers with heads out of windows. We believe this to be one of the last timetabled services on Saturday 5 March 1966.

Former Trust Chairman Mike Beale - who was on the mentioned service - believes it to be the service stated. The angle of the sun at about 24 degrees above the horizon indicates that the time is around 2.45-2.55pm which would imply running a little late but Mike thinks that this would be right given the time taken to add the extra locomotive at Evercreech Junction. This fits with a photo taken later in the journey, see 05-009.

Photo by David Milton. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2017_35_097.

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