LSWR tender engines - MikeMorant
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LSWR Drummond T9 'Greyhound' 4-4-0 No. 281 appears to be on station pilot duty at Bournemouth West in this post-war shot which could have been taken at any time before April 1949 when its BR identity of 30281 was applied. No. 281 was built at Nine Elms Works in 1899 and was withdrawn in 1951 whilst allocated to Eastleigh shed. The depicted livery is unlined black with Bulleid's 'sunshine' characters and I suspect that 281 was allocated to Dorchester mpd when this shot was taken.