Winsor Hill; 53808 on Exmouth-Cleethorpes service, 1962; G A Richardson


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Fowler S&D 7F No. 53808 (built 1925 as S&D No. 88) is at the head of the Exmouth-Cleethorpes through service of at least seven carriages just north of the Winsor Hill tunnels.

Note the disused signalbox in the background plus disused and fenced-off quarry sidings. To the left can be seen an illuminated 40mph speed limit sign.

53808 is shown as already allocated to Bath Green Park at the time of nationalisation in 1948 and remaining there until withdrawal in April 1964. Arriving at the Woodham Bros. Barry Island scrapyard in August of that year, the locomotive was rescued by the Trust in 1970 and returned to steam in 1987.

Photo by G A Richardson. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2022_14_317. See also WSHSD_2022_14_336, WSHSD_2022_14_021, WSHSD_2022_14_257 and WSHSD_2022_14_322 taken at the same location. See also WSHSD_2022_14_450 for 53808 on a Down service at the same location.

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