It isn't often that I wax lyrical about a going-away shot but I fell in love with this one even before I scanned the glass negative as it shrieked the word "quality". This is Dawlish allegedly in 1929 and the star of the show is Churchward Saint class 4-6-0 No. 2904 Lady Godiva fresh out of shops and about to depart in the direction of Exeter. That overhaul wouldn't spare Her Ladyship the ignominy of withdrawal from service only three years later in 1932 after only 26 years of service.
[Mike Morant collection]