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P Class Locomotives

 

There are two of the diminutive P Class locomotives on the Bluebell line. introduced in 1909 by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway for light passenger services. They were soon found to be under powered for this work and were relgated to light shunting and shed pilots around the network. Only eight were built but four have found their way into preservation, two at the Bluebell. 178 is painted in the SECR liverery whilst 323 is in a unique Bluebell livery.

 

They are seen here in the yard at Sheffiled Parks.

 

 

P Class Locomotives

 

There are two of the diminutive P Class locomotives on the Bluebell line. introduced in 1909 by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway for light passenger services. They were soon found to be under powered for this work and were relgated to light shunting and shed pilots around the network. Only eight were built but four have found their way into preservation, two at the Bluebell. 178 is painted in the SECR liverery whilst 323 is in a unique Bluebell livery.

 

They are seen here in the yard at Sheffiled Parks.

 

 

comments (11)

The "pops" of color on this are terrific!
Les Auld: Thanks Elizabeth, they are a touch colourful.
Nice touch of tone-mapping to bring out the detail. Amazing that 50% of them have survived!
Les Auld: Isn't it so Tom, thanks for the comment.
Smart little engines Les.
Les Auld: They are indeed Frank, thanks for the comment.
Would they have been this colour originally Les? It looks like a toy with the pops of colour. Nice!!
Les Auld: The green is the original colour and the blue is a special for the heritage line. It would appear that in Victorian and Edwardian times locomotives were much more colourful than today. Thanks for the comment.
I love looking at photos of old trains this is a great shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Frances, appreciate the comment.
What delightful little locos, I've never seen any of these, or been to the Bluebell either.
Les Auld: My first time and just a flying visit, I arrived just as the railway was closing. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Aug 2011, 06:07
Two for the price of one. That's very cool, Les. This is when we would say "back to back they faced each other." smile
Les Auld: By Jove Ginnie that takes me back, when I was much younger we used to recite:

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.

Thanks for the memory.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Aug 2011, 06:10
They look sweet but, as you say, rather under powered Les
Les Auld: Useful around the yard though Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Aug 2011, 08:15
What delightful little machines! It;s good to hear that 25% of them have been preserved; that says something about their appeal, I should think.
Les Auld: And about their hardy-ness Alan, thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Aug 2011, 08:47
A 50% preservation rate is pretty impressive - clearly they have had an easy life!
Les Auld: Just bustling around the yard with a bit of shunting every now and then Mike, thanks for the comment.
These are a delight Les.
Les Auld: Aren't they just John, thanks for the comment.

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