SR 2-6-0's & 0-6-0's - MikeMorant
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Double-heading on the Southern was quite a rare occurrence but here we see a pair of Maunsell moguls, 'U' class no. 31805 and 'U1' class no. 31903 with just three BR Mk 1 coaches - set no. 535 on the nearest coach - as the payload on the Down Slow road at Tonbridge in August 1959. A headcode disc on 31805 is labelled 'SPL 36' which might be significant whilst 31903 also has a reporting number but it is obscured unfortunately. If the supplied date is correct then 31805 was a Guildford engine whilst 31903 was very much at home being Tonbridge allocated.
[Mike Morant collection]