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SR/BR Bulleid Class WC 4-6-2 No. 34092 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966

SR/BR Bulleid Class WC 4-6-2 No. 34092 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Southern Railway/BR Bulleid unrebuilt Class West Country 4-6-2 Pacific No. 34092 'City of Wells' at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Built at Brighton Works, it entered traffic under British Railways in September 1949. It was withdrawn from 72B Salisbury shed in November 1964 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros of Barry in South Wales. It was rescued and is now preserved at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - http://www.kwvr.co.uk/

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

The SR West Country and Battle of Britain classes, collectively known as Light Pacifics or informally as Spam Cans, are air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by its Chief Mechanical Engineer Oliver Bulleid. Incorporating a number of new developments in British steam locomotive technology, they were amongst the first British designs to use welding in the construction process, and to use steel fireboxes, which meant that components could be more easily constructed under wartime austerity and post-war economy.

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. 34092 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for SR/BR Bulleid Class WC 4-6-2 No. 34092 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image



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John Mullen said on the 20/11/2014:
Now in resplendent , as new condition, running on Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Sounds and looks magnificent.

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