LMSR 2-8-0 locomotives - MikeMorant
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SLS: Last Train on the Somerset & Dorset Line 6/3/66
The tour title (above) is what was printed on the participants' tickets. Depicted is Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no. 48706, a Bath Green Park allocated engine since the previous July, at Bournemouth mpd. What is apparent is that 48706 has been turned but not yet serviced as there's no sign of any coal in the tender. The tour, double-headed with BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T no. 80043, had arrived at Bournemouth 27 minutes late and would depart some 58 minutes behind schedule. A further 9 minutes would be dropped before the arrival at Bath.