Donald Beale & Peter Smith on the footplate 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 are photographed on the footplate 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_094. See also WSHSD_2022_14_096 for another view from the same occasion, with Donald & Peter standing on the buffer beam. Also see WSHSD_2022_14_143 – Donald & Peter on 92205 at Blandford.

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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