Blandford; Donald Beale & Peter Smith on the footplate of No. 92205; G A Richardson


SKU: WSHSD_2022_14_143 Categories: ,


Driver, the late Donald Beale (d.1996) and fireman Peter Smith were a well-known footplate duo on the S&D in the late ’50s and early ’60s, able to extract the very best performance from their steam engines.

Here, Donald and Peter are photographed on the footplate of BR Standard Class 9F No. 92205 (built 1959) at Blandford.

92205 is not shown as being S&D-allocated at any time.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_143. See also WSHSD_2022_14_094 and WSHSD_2022_14_096, also with Donald & Peter and taken at Blandford.

Also see: WSHSD_2022_14_205: Donald Beale and Peter Smith turning 73019 at Bath – this is one of a group of images.

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