No. 34021 ‘Dartmoor’ on Birkenhead-Bournemouth West passenger service, Branksome Triangle east chord, 21-07-61


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Ex-SR rebuilt Bulleid ‘West Country’ class 4-6-2 locomotive No. 34021 ‘Dartmoor’ (allocated 71B Bournemouth) with the 9.30am Birkenhead to Bournemouth West passenger service with SR headcode no. 17 (passenger trains to Bournemouth Central & Weymouth, train reporting no. 359 or 399), gas works holders in background. Friday 21 July 1961.

The train is heading down the now-dismantled east chord of the Branksome Triangle close to Bournemouth West Junction. The houses visible are in Erpingham Road.

Ilford FP3 35mm black & white film.

Photo by John Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2019_4_32. See also WSHSD_2019_4_35 for the out-bound service to Birkenhead on the day after, still with 34021.

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