SU6352 : Poole - Sheffield express entering Basingstoke, 1965

taken 54 years ago, near to Basingstoke, Hampshire, Great Britain

Poole - Sheffield express entering Basingstoke, 1965
Poole - Sheffield express entering Basingstoke, 1965
View westward, towards Southampton, Salisbury etc. This a latter-day steam-hauled cross-country express, 10.42 from Poole, via Bournemouth, Southampton, Basingstoke, Reading West Curve, Didcot East Curve, Oxford, Banbury - then eventually to Sheffield (Midland) by some different route this year from that via the ex-GCR previously followed: Woodford Halse, Leicester (Central) and Nottingham (Victoria), into Sheffield (Victoria). The train is passing the former Basingstoke locomotive shed, which had been closed in 3/63 but remained as a servicing point until the end of Steam on the SR on 9/7/67. The locomotive, probably working as far as Oxford, is rebuilt Bulleid Light Pacific No. 34100 'Appledore', built 12/49, rebuilt 9/60, withdrawn 7/67 - but not preserved.
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Date Taken
24 July 1965   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 636 524 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.0329N 1:5.3868W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 636 524
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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