SECR tank engines - MikeMorant
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The South Eastern Railway ordered two 0-4-0 crane tanks from Neilson & Co. which were delivered in 1881 for use at the company's Ashford works in Kent. This example, Neilson works number 2686, went on to experience a varied career including a long spell at Lancing carriage works in SR days. In 1938 and renumbered 1302S this 0-4-0CT was allocated to Stewarts Lane shed where it was primarily used at the CWS milk depot. 1302 survived the war and nationalisation - this negative is dated 4/47 - only to be withdrawn in July 1949 without acquiring BR branding.
[Mike Morant collection]