Corfe Mullen; 73050 on Down through service, 1961; G A Richardson

£1.50

SKU: WSHSD_2022_14_119 Categories: ,

Description

BR Standard Class 5 No. 73050 (built 1954) heads a Down through service near Corfe Mullen. At the time of the photo, 73050 was missing its shedplate but since WSHSD_2022_14_343 was apparently taken with the camera in the exact same position, this suggests 1961 for this photo.

This is on the single-track line between Broadstone and Corfe Mullen Junction that was built in the 1880s to avoid the need for S&D traffic to reverse at Wimborne.

73050 is shown as allocated to Bath Green Park from new until July-August 1962 and from November 1962 until March/April 1964.
The SLS data shows the loco as having been withdrawn at that point, then swiftly reinstated at another location.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_119. See also WSHSD_2022_14_343 for another photo that appears to have been taken with the camera in the exact same position.

See also WSHSD_2022_14_118 for another photo of 73050 near Corfe Mullen.

Medium format 9 x 6 cm negative.

Image width 800 pixels, available for immediate download. For personal use only. Publishing by any means, including social media, is prohibited. Higher resolutions of this image are available for personal and commercial use; please see photo enquiries page.