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


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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The SLS data shows the loco as having been withdrawn at that point, then swiftly reinstated at another location.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.

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