TQ3380 : Unusual freight train at London Bridge

taken 70 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

Unusual freight train at London Bridge
Unusual freight train at London Bridge
View eastward of a train on No. 2 Up Eastern line, headed by ex-WD 'Austerity' 2-8-0 No. 78597, built late 1944, stored briefly at Longmoor then shipped over the Channel in 12/44: it was returned to England in 4/46 and after overhaul at Ashford was loaned to the SR (at Hither Green) in 5/47, then taken into BR to become eventually No. 90390: it was transferred to the LMR in 9/51 and withdrawn in 9/65. (Note that here it still has the Westinghouse pump fitted for working trains on the Continent. The train is comprised of Continental fruit wagons, the front one being Italian (FS), presumably returning to Dover for the train-ferry to Dunkerque from Ewer Street (Southwark) Depot.
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TQ3380, 5828 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
21 September 1948   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3304 8013 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2671N 0:5.0718W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3304 8013
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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WD 2-8-0  London Bridge  Continental Freight 

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