1954

TQ2878 : RCTS Rail Tour to Swindon at Victoria

taken 70 years ago, near to City of Westminster, England

RCTS Rail Tour to Swindon at Victoria
RCTS Rail Tour to Swindon at Victoria
Ready to leave Platform 7 at Victoria (Eastern) Station is the RCTS Swindon Tour of 25 April 1954 (see TQ0366 : RCTS Victoria - Swindon and return Rail Tour at Chertsey), which in its route from this ex-SE&CR terminus commemorated some 19th century GWR suburban services. We were taken to the GWR main line via Longhedge Junction and Kensington Olympia by these two ex-GW 'Dukedog/Earl' 4-4-0s: Nos. 9023 (built 2/39 as No. 3223, a rebuild on the frames of 'Bulldog' No. 3423) and No. 9011 (built 3/37 as No. 3211 (named 'Earl of Ducie' for just three months), a rebuild of 'Bulldog' No. 3415; both were renumbered in 8/46 and withdrawn in 7/57.

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Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
25 April 1954   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 May, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 287 787 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5822N 0:8.7827W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 287 787
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