No. 6979 ‘Helperley Hall’ on ex-Newcastle service, Branksome Triangle east chord, 21-07-61


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BR ‘Modified Hall’ class -4-6-0 locomotive No. 6979 ‘Helperley Hall’ (allocated 84C Banbury) on a Newcastle to Bournemouth West passenger service, Branksome Triangle. Friday 21 July 1961.

The train is heading down the now-dismantled east chord of the Branksome Triangle. Both viaducts – one on the east chord and the other on the main line – are visible in this picture.

Ilford FP3 35mm black & white film.

Photo by John Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2019_4_72.

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