No. 34025 ‘Whimple’ on passenger service; 73050 in siding, Branksome, 15-07-61


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Ex-SR rebuilt Bulleid ‘West Country’ class 4-6-2 No. 34025 ‘Whimple’ (allocated to 71A Eastleigh from May 1961), on the 6.20pm Bournemouth West to Waterloo passenger service with SR headcode no. 14 (Waterloo & Bournemouth West, train reporting nos. 251 & 320) at  Bournemouth West Junction. The train is heading up the now-dismantled east chord of the triangle. Junction signal box visible in the background. Saturday 15 July 1961.

BR Standard 5MT class 4-6-0 locomotive No. 73050 (with 82F Bath Green Park shedplate) in siding on right; note pit below locomotive.

On the high res. version of the image, the signalman can be seen on the balcony of the signal box.

Ilford FP3 35mm black & white film.

Photo by John Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2019_4_15.

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