LSWR tender engines - MikeMorant
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Mid-1880's built Adams 460 class 4-4-0 no. 474 shows off her rakish lines whilst still wearing LSWR livery. Chris Mcdermott has sent me these observations:
Perusal of Roger Griffiths' "Southern Sheds in Camera" would seem to indicate that, from the dilapidated state of the building, the location is the first Exmouth Junction shed. This would be borne out by the loco, which is a member of William Adams '460' class. Basically, it was a smaller-wheeled version of the preceeding '445' class, it being the practice of the LSWR to produce locos with slightly smaller driving wheels (6' 7" in the case of the 460's as opposed to 7' 1" on the 445's) for service in the west country. This particular locomotive was built by Robert Stephenson & Co. in 1884 and withdrawn in 1928.