No. 34055 ‘Fighter Pilot’ on Brighton service, also 34021, Branksome, 21-07-61


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Ex-SR unrebuilt Bulleid ‘Battle of Britain’ class 4-6-2 locomotive No. 34055 ‘Fighter Pilot’ (with 75A Brighton shedplate & high-sided tender) 6.35 Bournemouth West to Brighton passenger train with SR headcode no. 26 (Brighton & Bournemouth) Branksome triangle. Ex-SR rebuilt Bulleid ‘West Country’ class 4-6-2 locomotive No. 34021 ‘Dartmoor’ (with 71B Bournemouth shedplate) on right, Bournemouth West Junction signalbox in middle distance. Friday 21 July 1961.

A footplateman can be seen waving from the cab of 34055. Leading carriage carries set number of -77 (first digit not visible).

The train is heading up the now-dismantled east chord of the Branksome Triangle.

Ilford FP3 35mm black & white film.

Photo by John Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2019_4_71.

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