CLASS Q 0-6-0 30541 & CLASS H 0-44T 263/31263

Published: 31-03-2017 photo #26654 0 comments 0 votes

Category:Steam Locomotives    Manufacturer:Ashford Railway Works - Eastleigh Works    Country:England    Year:2017 Group:Bluebell Line, England    Contributor:Peter Langsdale

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CLASS Q 0-6-0 30541 & CLASS H 0-44T 263/31263
Photographed on 14 March 2017 outside the shed at Sheffield Park, Bluebell Railway.
Maunsell 0-6-0 30541 was built in 1938-39, one of a batch of 20. Stephenson piston valve gear. See also picture 22526, among others.
Wainwright 0-44T 31263 was built in a batch of 66 between 1904 and 1935. See also picture 19993, among others.
I had arrived at Gatwick from my home in Sweden that morning and went straight to Sheffield Park, to find that it was closed for filming a new version of “Howards End”. Undaunted, my son and I “bunked” the shed anyway and although almost all the locomotives were inside, I managed to get some pictures including this one.

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