SECR tender engines - MikeMorant
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SLS: London, Chatham & Dover Rail Tour 19/5/57
Maunsell D1 class 4-4-0 no. 31545 was exquisitely turned out for this tour and is depicted here on the outward run from Victoria to Shepherd's Well. The supplied data states that this was taken at Shortlands but I have my doubts about the location and a viewer has contacted me to confirm that together with the suggestion that the location is more akin to Bickley which has been confirmed by David Woodcock: "Taken from the west end of the (then) up island platform at Bickley. The presence of a stabled 4-SUB (almost certainly a pair) in the downside siding on the right confirms this as this was the only place on this stretch were stock could be (and regularly was) stabled."

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