SX9193 : Down SR express at Exeter (St Davids)

taken 70 years ago, near to Exeter, Devon, Great Britain

Down SR express at Exeter (St Davids)
Down SR express at Exeter (St Davids)
View southwards, towards Exeter Central etc. on SR, Plymouth, Penzance etc. on the WR: the two main lines to Devon and Cornwall converged at Exeter St Davids, but running in opposite directions. The SR trains constituted about one-third of the traffic and used the centre island platform, but had to be interwoven with the immense number of GW/WR trains - which on the Down side had only one platform (and a Through line). This is the middle of the day on a Summer Saturday - in pouring rain, the train being the 08.27 Relief Waterloo - Ilfracombe. The pilot engine is Maunsell SR N class No. 31875 (built 8/25, withdrawn 8/64), the train engine being ex-LSW Drummond T9 class 4-4-0 (built 8/1899, withdrawn 10/51). These two classes had worked most of the trains west of Exeter until the introduction of the Bulleid Light Pacifics just after the War, but were mainly ousted by 1949.
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Date Taken
16 July 1949   (more nearby)
Sunday, 16 October, 2011
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Place (from Tags)
Exeter St Davids 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9114 9329 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.7398N 3:32.6264W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9114 9329
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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