Poole station – No. 31808 on passenger service from Ringwood/Brockenhurst, 17-07-61


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Ex-L&SWR M7 class 0-4-4T locomotive no. 30108 (allocated to 71B Bournemouth) on a Brockenhurst to Bournemouth West two-coach (auto?) passenger service with SR headcode no. 6 (Bournemouth Central & Brockenhurst via Wimborne), near Poole station. As the train is on the Up line, we believe that it is travelling right-to-left, towards Poole station. Poole signal box in distance. Monday 17 July 1961.

In the left background are houses are on Sterte Esplanade, at that time enjoying views over the harbour. However, with land reclamation, these now look out over open green space with the A350 road beyond.

Ilford FP3 35mm black & white film.

Photo by John Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2019_4_18.

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