2017 Retrospective 3 - Bulleids Galore!

Author/Source: 

Robert Henderson

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The 50th anniversary of The End of Southern Steam which took place in July brought many Bulleid Pacifics together on the South's main lines and preserved lines. The Swanage Railway managed to have no less than five working engines at one time and here we see four of them at the Swanage terminus in the forms of Rebuilt Battle of Britain no 34053 "Sir Kieth Park" (from the Severn Valley) and home-based Original Battle of Britain no 34070 "Manston" passing visiting Bulleid Malachite liveried no 34081 "92 Squadron" and main line based no 35052 "Lord Dowding" (in fact 34046 "Braunton") as they leave light for Norden. The fifth working engine was no 4092 "City of Wells" which has since become permanently based on the East Lancashire Railway.

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