Saturday, June 19, 2010

19th June - 44871 returns with The Bath and Bristol

Two pictures of 44871 passing Romsey with 1Z85 16:35 Bristol - Three Bridges. The train was running 35 minutes late, understood related to dragging brakes under the kitchen car, which was rectified after at a stop at Kimbridge.
44871 carries a steampipe casing originally built at Vulcan Foundry for 5020 - 5029. This has a large notch which can be seen above the cylinder end. The locomotive was in this condition in 1968.