Isle of Wight - MikeMorant
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Last days of Isle of Wight steam with the third rail already in place. Depicted here is Adams O2 0-4-4T no. W27 Merstone but, as is often the case with IoW shots, the carriages are arguably of greater interest and these seem to be packed with well-wishers judging by the number of heads hanging out of the windows.
Chris Knowles-Thomas informs me that the three carriages are all ex SECR 54ft stock, extensively altered when transferred to the IoW in 1947-1949.
[Mike Morant collection]