Dave B

Dave B

Posted on 10/19/2015


Photo taken on May 16, 2013


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Dorset
BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T
Heritage railway
Swanage Railway
Diesel engine
55019
Class 55
Corfe Castle
Steam engine
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BR 80104


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A Corfe Station meet

A Corfe Station meet
Seeing some other shots recently, I looked out my own visit to Swanage and the heritage railway based there. It happened to be a Diesel Gala week which lead to this unusual shot from Corfe Castle Station. The steam engine is 80104, a 1955 BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T (rescued from the scrapyard in 1984.) Approaching is diesel engine 55019, a Class 55 Deltic "Royal Highland Fusilier." It is possible, although unlikely, for this steam engine to have been seen at Corfe in its working days (although similar locos might have) but for a Deltic designed for high-speed expresses between London and Edinburgh to have brought a train down this holiday branch line would have been noteworthy indeed. Hence the attraction of the heritage railway world.

Oh yes, the ruin on the hill is, of course, the majestic and well known Corfe Castle.

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