Bulleid original light pacifics - MikeMorant
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Bulleid original West Country class pacific No. 34006 Bude in BR malachite livery but with no declaration of ownership on the tender marshalls the formation of the up Atlantic Coast Express at Exeter Central on 21/8/49.
34006 entered traffic in 1945 as 21C106 and received its BR number in March 1948 whilst allocated to Exmouth Junction which was still the case when this shot was taken. Bude didn't quite see out the end of Southern steam as withdrawal came from Salisbury mpd in March 1967.
[Mike Morant collection]