Saturday 24 November 2018

44871 returns to Southall, 24th November 2018

44871 + 99035 5Z68 08:10 Swanage - Southampton UGL (run around) - Laverstock - Southall

 Passing Redbridge, about to cross over to the Test Valley line. Image by Ian Knight.

 Three pictures, approaching and passing Romsey.

44871 was completed by the LMS at Crewe in 1945. In July 1968 it was finally reallocated from Bolton to Carnforth, prior to hauling the Fifteen Guinea Special,  which was the final curtain for BR steam on 11th August 1968.

Support coach 99035 was BSK 35322 built to Lot 30699 at BR Wolverton in 1962.Withdrawn from BR service in June 1988, becoming support coach for 70000, running as 99035 since July 1992, for a while in the Queen of Scots train, before sale to West Coast in 2008.

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