Ex-works Collett Hall class 4-6-0 no. 4904 Binnegar Hall at Reading West Main on 27/4/63. The signal gantry in the foreground carried Reading West Main's Up Main Starting signals and 4904 appears to be on the Up Relief Line. Adrian Vaughan adds that 4904 has worked a Swindon - Reading stopper into the Up Releif Bay Platform 7. This was normal for a 'running-in' engine as this one clearly is. So it is backing out of No.7 - the driver is looking towards the rear of the engine, westwards, and will be going to shed Note the 'B' headcode lamp.
Binnegar Hall was a long term resident at Taunton and would be withdrawn there only eight months after this shot was taken.
[Mike Morant collection]