Masbury; Peter Smith firing 73019 on northbound climb, 05-01-62 (1); G A Richardson


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“Peter Smith of Branksome sends a shovelful of ovoids on to the blinding fire of Standard 5 No. 73019 near Masbury during a northbound run on the Pines Express.” These are the photographer’s words in his 1975 book published by Bradford Barton.

Peter and his usual driver, Donald Beale were well-known on the S&D for their locomotive handling.

On 5 January 1962, Donald and Peter gave Tony Richardson a footplate ride from Blandford to Bath and back again to Blandford. There is a selection of images from this day, as shown below.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_493.

All images in this group:

WSHSD_2022_14_493: for a view of Peter firing 73019 on the tough climb to Masbury summit.

WSHSD_2022_14_204: for another view of Peter firing 73019.

WSHSD_2022_14_205: Donald Beale and Peter Smith turning 73019 at Bath.

WSHSD_2022_14_130: Peter Smith oiling No. 73019 at Bath.

WSHSD_2022_14_206: Ditto.

WSHSD_2022_14_356: Peter back on the footplate.

Also see WSHSD_2022_14_096 for a posed photo of the duo on a locomotive footplate.

9 x 6 cm medium format negative.

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