Sunday, July 16, 2017

'Busy Day at Yeovil, Southern Railway' art

By Robin Pinnock, available as a blank greeting card.

"Oliver Bulleid had moved to the Southern Railway from the LNER and instantly transformed the railway with modifications to existing designs and the production of three classes which have since gone on to gain significant fame. The Q1 was an ungainly looking but extremely powerful 0-6-0 freight engine, while the Merchant Navy 4-6-2 and their smaller brethren, the West Country / Battle of Britain class have gone on to become some of the best performers in preservation. Here we see West Country, 34015 Yeovil.

"Behind are two stalwarts of branch lines on the GWR and Southern Railway and later still BR. These are the M7 0-4-4 and 57xx 0-6-0 pannier tank."

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