Chilcompton Tunnels; 75009 & 34045 ‘Ottery St. Mary’ on Down through service, 1962; G A Richardson


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BR Standard Class 4 No. 75009 (built 1951) and Bulleid West Country Class No. 34045 Ottery St. Mary (built 1946) on a Down through service approaching the Chilcompton Tunnels in 1962 during dull and misty conditions.

75009 is shown as allocated to Templecombe in September/October 1961 until November 1962. 34045 was withdrawn in June 1964.

This section of line has been relaid by the S&D at Midsomer Norton and their one-mile line stops here, just short of the infilled cutting ahead.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_327. Medium format 9 x 6 cm negative.

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