Donald Beale & Peter Smith pose for camera on the buffer beam of No. 73051 at Blandford; G A Richardson


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Driver, the late Donald Beale (d.1996) and fireman Peter Smith were a well-known footplate duo on the S&D in the late ’50s and early ’60s, able to extract the very best performance from their steam engines.

Here, Donald and Peter pose for the camera on the buffer beam of BR Standard Class 5 No. 73051 (built 1954) at Blandford.

73051 is shown as allocated to Bath Green Park from new until withdrawal in December 1965.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_096. See also WSHSD_2022_14_094 for another image from the same occasion.

Also see: WSHSD_2022_14_205: Donald Beale and Peter Smith turning 73019 at Bath – this is one of a group of images.

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