Fowler 4F No. 44417 is pictured in sunny weather at Blandford and appears to be removing one or more vehicles from a Down goods service standing at the platform (picture 1) and adding a van to the front of the train. 44417 then takes water before continuing the journey (picture 2).
Note two staff on the platform, one of whom is operating the handwheel for the water crane. Two children look on with interest.
44417 was allocated to Templecombe throughout BR service until withdrawal in November 1962.
Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_093. See also WSHSD_2022_14_260.
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