Cliff cutting; 73052 on Up passenger service, 1956


SKU: WSHSD_2022_14_036 Categories: ,


BR Standard Class 5 No. 73052 (built 1954) is seen with a northbound passenger service of three carriages and a van passing under Cliff bridge in 1956.

The carriage set is numbered 395; this set was built in 1926 and withdrawn in 1961. 73052 is shown as allocated to Bath Green Park from new until withdrawal in December 1964/January 1965.

Cliff cutting was infilled in the ’80s and early ’90s but the North Dorset Trailway runs over the top of the infill.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_036. See also WSHSD_2022_14_027.

9 x 6 cm medium format negative. However, please note that the quality of this image – which required extensive reconstruction – is very much lower than that of the majority of the G A Richardson images.

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