What a nice cameo this is. As the branch down train from Exeter to Exmouth draws to a halt the tablet exchange is nicely depicted against a backdrop to die for if one enjoys infrastructure pictures. This shot, taken in 1959, depicts an unidentified BR Standard 3MT 2-6-2T running bunker first with BR suburban stock and passing a lady dressed very much in the fashion of the time. The SR totem on the lamp post is almost worthy of an image on its own and one can't help but compare the infrastructure with what amounts to little more than a bus shelter on today's platform.
[Mike Morant collection]