SY9490 : 'Tangmere' at Holton Heath

taken 12 years ago, near to Sandford, Dorset, Great Britain

'Tangmere' at Holton Heath
'Tangmere' at Holton Heath
The first steam-hauled passenger train from London to Swanage in 40 years, 'The Royal Wessex'. The line at Holton Heath is straight and flat, and 'Tangmere' was here and gone before you could think, leaving a delightful smell of coal and steam behind. Built in 1946, 'Tangmere' 34067 was a 'Battle of Britain' class 4-6-2 6MT for the Southern Railway just before Nationalisation. The streamlining was called 'air-smoothing', the class were all named after Squadrons, Fighter stations and leaders during the Battle of Britain just 6 years before.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 May, 2009
Trains > Steam locomotives   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 946 901 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.6736N 2:4.6707W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 945 900
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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