SY0991 : EX-LSW 4-4-2T on Rail Tour at Tipton St Johns

taken 66 years ago, near to Metcombe, Devon, Great Britain

EX-LSW 4-4-2T on Rail Tour at Tipton St Johns
EX-LSW 4-4-2T on Rail Tour at Tipton St Johns
View SE, towards Exmouth and Sidmouth: ex-LSW Sidmouth Junction - Sidmouth/Exmouth branch. No. 30583 was one of the LSW Adams '0415' class 4-4-2Ts which survived much longer than most of the class as it was needed for working on the lightly-built Lyme Regis branch. It was built 3/1885 as No. 488, then as No. 0488 in the Duplicate list was withdrawn in 9/17 and sold to the Ministry of Munitions who employed it at the Ridham Salvage Depot, Sittingbourne. In 4/19 it was bought by the East Kent Light Railway and numbered 5. It worked on that line for 18 years, then lay derelict at Shepherdswell for two years. However, it was re-acquired by the SR eventually in 3/46, restored after the War and put to work on the Lyme Regis branch in 12/46, where it worked until 7/61. Its life was not however ended even then, for it was purchased by the Bluebell Railway - where it still remains. This 1953 occasion was a Rail Tour arranged by Ian Allan Ltd., with (intended) high-speed runs from Waterloo to Exeter (Central) and back, with an auxiliary tour to Exmouth and back via Sidmouth Junction.
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Date Taken
12 April 1953   (more nearby)
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Friday, 14 October, 2011
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Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 0908 9181 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.1268N 3:17.3578W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 0908 9181
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