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Southern Pacifics


I never did see any of O. V. S. Bullied's Southern Region engines in anger before they were all scrapped but fortunately a reasonable number of these engines have survived into preservation.

34072, 257 Squadron, is seen here leaving Swanage station on a grey November morning in the rain. One of the Battle of Britain class of light pacifics, designed for use in the West Country.

In the background is the Merchant Navy Class Port line, 35027, standing in the sidings just out of it's boiler ticket. Unfortunately serious firebox problems were discovered shortly after this and it is now being overhauled in Southall works

Southern Pacifics


I never did see any of O. V. S. Bullied's Southern Region engines in anger before they were all scrapped but fortunately a reasonable number of these engines have survived into preservation.

34072, 257 Squadron, is seen here leaving Swanage station on a grey November morning in the rain. One of the Battle of Britain class of light pacifics, designed for use in the West Country.

In the background is the Merchant Navy Class Port line, 35027, standing in the sidings just out of it's boiler ticket. Unfortunately serious firebox problems were discovered shortly after this and it is now being overhauled in Southall works

comments (2)

Living in Exeter as a child I used to see a lot of them. You always knew when one was coming as they had a very distinctive sound. This is a fine picture of a class of engine I have always loved.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, unfortunately I have never heard one at sped. Appreciate the comment.
Great train picture as usual Les, I was lucky to be taken on holiday by train from Waterloo and Victoria when I was a lad so did see these in action. I still have my Ian Allen Combined Volume from 1958, no doubt I could look and see if I saw these two at the time. (sad aren't I?)
Les Auld: Not at all Brian, unfortunately all my Ian Allens disappeared whne I left home, never found them again. Thanks for the comment.

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