LSWR tank engines - MikeMorant
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LSWR Drummond M7 class 0-4-4T no. 30049 with pre-grouping stock photographed whilst in charge of a Horsham - Brighton service at Aldrington halt in February 1953. The two coacheS behind the engine are pure LBSCR but I'm not sure about the other two. Aldrington Halt was originally called Dyke Junction Halt but was renamed in 1932 and is still present today but without the 'Halt' in the name. 30049 was a Horsham engine when this shot was taken and would later move to Brighton in 1959 and then to Guildford in 1961 where withdrawal would take its toll in May 1962. Some interesting supporting notes from Chris Knowles-Thomas regarding the rolling stock: "Yes, the first two coaches are a pull-push set of LBSCR origin - would appear to be set 650 or 651. The rear two are another p-p set, this time of LSWR origin, one of sets 652-655. The third coach is a 58ft trailer third created by rebuilding a LSWR 50ft compo on an SR 58ft underframe (Nos. 1-4) while the fourth is a reframed LSWR 46ft 6in driving brake compo converted from a LSWR 46ft 6in 'Emigrant' lavatory third (Nos. 6428-6431)."