Hammoon; 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 10 carriages approaching the Hammoon road bridge between Sturminster Newton and Shillingstone in 1961.

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

A platelayers’ hut can be seen in the background; the remains of this are still there today alongside what is now the North Dorset Trailway.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_345. See also WSHSD_2022_14_343 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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