LCGB: Somerset & Dorset Rail Tour 5/3/66
This tour ran on the penultimate day for the S & D and is notable for being the second of only two occasion when that railway played host to a Merchant Navy pacific - the other was the LCGB's 'Mendip Merchantman' on 1/1/66 - and also the exquisite sight of spotless double-headed Bulleid light pacifics which took over haulage duties from Evercreech Junction to Bath followed by the return as far as Bournemouth Central. West Country no. 34006 Bude and Battle of Britain no. 34057 Biggin Hill are depicted here departing from Templecombe Upper on that last leg.
[Mike Morant collection]