Bulleid original West Country pacific No. 34038 Lynton at Exeter St. David's in July 1964. 34038 entered service in July 1948 with its SR number 21C138 whilst its BR number was applied shortly afterwards in February 1949. Withdrawal was from Nine Elms in June 1966. However, there's something just a tad odd about this image as 34038 was allocated to Eastleigh when this shot was taken which begs the question as to what it was doing at Exeter and to compound the enigma there's no shed plate on the smokebox door.
[Mike Morant collection]