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SR/BR Bulleid Class WC 4-6-2 No. 34072 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966

SR/BR Bulleid Class WC 4-6-2 No. 34072 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Southern Railway/BR Bulleid unrebuilt Class West Country 4-6-2 Pacific No. 34072 '257 Squadron' at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Built at Brighton Works, it entered traffic under British Railways in April 1948. It was withdrawn from 71A Eastleigh shed in October 1964 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros of Barry in South Wales. It is preserved by Southern Locomotives Ltd.

Although separately called 'West Country' and 'Battle of Britain' Classes, there were no design differences, the locomotives being identical, apart for their names.

In 1984 the Southern Locomotives group who were working on Port Line decided that it would be a good idea to purchase one of the remaining 'Unrebuilt' Bulleid Pacifics still at Barry scrapyard. This decision was made at a time when Port Line was a kit of parts with many years work still to be done. However it turned out to be a far sighted move as by the time Port Line was finished in 1988 the few Bulleid Pacifics remaining at Barry were in a virtually unrestorable state. In November 1984, 34072 was duly delivered to Blunsdon where it remained until moved to Swindon Works in autumn 1987. It is currently based at the Swanage Railway - http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/

Date Photo Taken 18/08/1966
Date Uploaded 13/09/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for SR/BR Bulleid Class WC 4-6-2 No. 34072 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for SR/BR Bulleid Class WC 4-6-2 No. 34072 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image


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