GWR 4-coupled tender engines - MikeMorant
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REC: The Severn Rambler 20/4/58
GWR 'Duke dog' 4-4-0 no. 9017 approaches Bourne End station whilst working the first leg of this tour from Windsor & Eton Central – Bath Road Jn - Slough West Jn – Maidenhead – Bourne End - High Wycombe – Princes Risborough – Thame - Morris Cowley - Kennington Jn - Oxford - Wolvercot Jn - Kingham - Bourton-on-the-Water - Andoversford Junction - Cheltenham Spa (St James). 9017 would also haul the final leg of this tour from Severn Tunnel Junction to Maidenhead.
9017 would subsequently find a new home at the Bluebell Railway in 1962 and has become a popular heritage loco as a result.
[M. E. Edwards / Mike Morant collection]