Autumn Steam Gala October 2010 contd.
NEW pages for 34070 and 34007
Visiting Battle of Britain Class and West Country Class Locomotives
Un-rebuilt Battle of Britain Class 34070 MANSTON (ex SR number 21C170)
34070 MANSTON being prepared for service.
34070 MANSTON also belongs to the West Country WC Class and Battle of Britain BB Class of 4-6-2 pacifics, designed by Oliver Bulleid. 34070 was built at Brighton in 1947. 34070 MANSTON is from the Swanage Railway. MANSTON is a Battle of Britain class locomotive and 2010 being the 70th anniversary year of the Battle of Britain, it emphasises the link with that great period of our war history. The engine is named after the wartime airfield in Kent, one of the fighter stations in the frontline defence in England during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
34070 MANSTON was the last locomotive to be built by the Southern Railway before nationalization in 1948. The Bulleid Pacific locomotive, otherwise known as a “spam can” on account of its futuristic air-smoothed casing over the boiler. 34070 MANSTON hauled the prestigious express trains between London and the south coast e.g. the Golden Arrow boat train to Dover. The engine was withdrawn from service by British Railways (BR) in 1964 but happily survived and undergone major restoration and is normally based on the Swanage Railway in Dorset and is owned by the Southern Locomotive Company.
The link motion and piston and cylinder of 34070 MANSON - the driving wheels are 6ft 2inches tall.
The drivers cab of 34070 MANSTON
The controls in the driving cab of 34070 MANSTON
34070 MANSTON waiting at Grosmont Station with a train for Pickering.
34070 MANSTON leaving Grosmont with a train for Goathland and Pickering.
34070 MANSTON disappearing into the tunnel at Grosmont.
4-6-2 Pacific locomotive Ex SR West Country Class 34007 WADEBRIDGE
Photographed on the Great Central Railway October 16th 2011 as part of the 'Southern Railway' day when all the steam trains were hauled by West Country Class pacific locomotive 34007 WADEBRIDGE and King Arthur Class locomotive 30777 SIR LAMIEL.
The driving cab, number and nameplate of West Country Class locomotive 34007 WADEBRIDGE. She was built at Brighton in 1945 and carried the Southern Railway number 21C107 and is preserved in good working order in the un-rebuilt form like Battle of Britain Class 34070 MANSTON above.
34007 WADEBRIDGE arrives at Loughborough with a train from Leicester.
At Loughborough Station 34007 WADEBRIDGE meets fellow ex SR locomotive 30777 SIR LAMIEL
A 'steaming' portrait' of 34007WADEBRIDGE
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