Album: The Story of Woodham Brothers Ltd and Barry Scrapyard
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SR/BR Urie/Maunsell Class S15 4-6-0 No. 30825 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966
Southern Railway/British Railways Urie/Maunsell Class S15 4-6-0 No. 30825 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Built at Eastleigh Works in April 1927, it was withdrawn from 72B Salisbury shed in January 1964. It is preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, owned by the Essex Locomotive Society - http://www.nymr.co.uk. Its boiler ticket expired on 30th June 2013 and it is currently undergoing overhaul.
The loco was a Maunsell development of the Urie design with higher boiler pressure, reduced cylinder diameter, smaller grate, modified cab and other detail alterations.
The LSWR S15 class was a British 2-cylinder 4-6-0 freight steam locomotive designed by Robert W. Urie, based on his H15 class and N15 class locomotives. The class had a complex build history, spanning several years of construction from 1920 to 1936. The first examples were constructed for the London and South Western Railway (LSWR), where they hauled freight trains to the south coast ports and further west to Exeter, as well as occasional passenger work in conjunction with their larger-wheeled N15 class counterparts.
A schoolboy trainspotter wearing his school uniform of peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, short trousers and knee socks and is seen climbing into the locos cab. By 1966, school caps and shorts were no longer worn by the vast majority of boys, only public and grammar schools hanging on to them.Date Photo Taken
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Steam Loco Information for SR/BR Urie/Maunsell Class S15 4-6-0 No. 30825 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image
Steam Loco Class Information for SR/BR Urie/Maunsell Class S15 4-6-0 No. 30825 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image
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