PotW 2015 - MikeMorant
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Mike's Picture of the Week 2015/30

LSWR 0-4-0ST no. 109 Southampton is known as a Shanks tram engine which is derived from the name of the builder, Alexander Shanks of Arbroath. No. 109 was purchased for use on the LSWR's Royal Pier at Southampton and was delivered on 19/9/1876 and would later be ably assisted by two more locos of the same design. No. 109 and her sisters would be superseded by the C14 class and moved to other duties whilst this example would be withdrawn in December 1913 and subsequently sold to Kynock Ltd of Longparish exactly two years after withdrawal.
The negative was obviously taken on Royal Pier and is dated c. 1912 which is nonsense as 109 had moved away from there some five years previously.
Image notes paraphrased from D. L. Bradley's LSWR Locomotives The Adams Classes.
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