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09-018 The other visitor from Quainton – Beattie 2-4-0WT 30585 oddly matched with a dmu at Ropley with a push and pull shuttle
Image by Hectate1
14/03/09: The story of how three of the Beattie Well Tanks, upon being displaced from Waterloo surburban services in the 1880s, found a home until 1962 on the tightly curved Wenford Bridge china clay branch is well known. Not until the Western Region introduced the 1369 pannier tanks to the line was a suitable replacement found. Remarkably two of three survivors found a home in preservation: 30585 at Quainton and 30587 becoming part of the National Collection and can currently be found at Bodmin.
Footnote to my digital snaps taken in 2009
My first steps into the world of digital photography saw me somehow have stupidly high ISO settings and I also struggled with battery choice. Consequently some of my 2009 are a bit flakey and the worst have horrid orange vertical lines. However, initially I was using Flickr to save and order my snaps so I have kept some for my records; apologies if they make grim viewing.