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
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The Duchess at P...