Corfe Mullen; 73052 on Down ‘Pines Express’, 1961; G A Richardson


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BR Standard Class 5 No. 73052 (built 1954) – with 82F shedplate – is seen on the Down Pines Express (with 8 carriages visible, though there were almost certainly more) near Corfe Mullen.

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.

73052 is shown as allocated to Bath Green Park from new until withdrawal in December 1964/January 1965.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_343. See also WSHSD_2022_14_345 for another view of this engine on the Pines Express on what appears to have been the same day, judging by the position of the smokebox door handle.

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