No. 34102 ‘Lapford’ light engine, Branksome, c.1960


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Ex-SR unrebuilt Bulleid ‘West Country’ 4-6-2 locomotive No. 34102 ‘Lapford’ (with high-sided tender, allocated to 71B Bournemouth) light engine with SR headcode no. 17 (Bournemouth Central & Weymouth) on sidings close to Bournemouth West Junction. Undated, circa 1960.

NB: this loco was the last surviving unrebuilt WC when withdrawn in July 1967.

The view is looking approximately east-south-east with the Junction signal box on the right. The locomotive appears to be reversing past a lower-quadrant ground signal.

Ilford FP3 35mm black & white film.

Photo by John Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2019_4_8. See also WSHSD_2019_4_9.

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