Southern D1 class 4-4-0 No. 31743 on a down Ramsagate train at Shortlands on 26/3/55. 31743 started life as an SECR Wainwright 'D' class built by Robert Stephenson & Co. in 1903 and was one of the last batch rebuilt at Ashford during Maunsell's tenure in office in 1927. When this shot was taken 31743 was allocated to Stewarts Lane mpd and was subsequently withdrawn from service at Bricklayers Arms in February 1960.
The stock provides added interest with Maunsell flat sided set No. 192 in blood & custard livery followed by a Bulleid set in BR green which a viewer has informed me is a 4 coach set in the number range 80 - 94.