Gresley V2 prairie no. 60908 Southampton on 23/5/53 in charge of the 4.20 departure for Waterloo. 60908 was one of a number of V2's and B1's loaned to the Southern in 1953 while its pacifics underwent ultrasonic testing of their driving axles following a serious incident near Honiton. 60908 was normally a New England resident and would be allocated to Nine Elms only for the period 14/5/53 - 28/6/53.
[Mike Morant collection]