SECR tender engines - MikeMorant
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Former SECR Wainwright B1 class 4-4-0 no. 1217 in charge of a postwar hop pickers special photographed at an unspecified location but with the handily placed '88' bridge plate in the foreground which, an SEmG member informs us, is between Sandwich and Betteshanger Colliery Junction. No. 1217 was a 1910 rebuild of an SER Stirling desigtned 'B' class of 1898 vintage and would survive well into BR days being withdrawn whilst allocated to Reading (Southern) in June 1950 but it was never BR numbered or branded.
[Mike Morant collection]