LSWR tender engines - MikeMorant
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A very unusual picture of an ex-LSWR Urie 'King Arthur' class 4-6-0 in Southern livery and fitted for oil firing. No. 740 Merlin was photographed between 14/12/46 when converted to oil firing and 7/48 when its BR number was applied. As all the image's backgound has been blanked out by a previous owner it's impossible to state with any certainty where this was taken but it was probably Eastleigh. Merlin continued in BR service based at Bournemouth mpd whence it was withdrawn in December 1955.
[Mike Morant collection]

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