Lost-Albion

Lost-Albion

Posted on 02/10/2014


Photo taken on June  1, 1964


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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis
34009 rolls into Waterloo with a train from Bournemouth on Monday 29 June 1964. Is the presence of the GUV behind the tender unusual, being something that I would have associated with a boat train?

Scanned from a Kodachrome slide taken by the late Michael Brown, now in my collection.

Steve75C, Steve Banks have particularly liked this photo


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Polyrus
Polyrus
A pleasure to see this reminder of what we are missing.

Thanks for sharing in 'British Rail (Railways) - pre 1997'
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4 years ago.
Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters
Having a luggage van may not have been that unusual. Here's one at Bournemouth. www.ipernity.com/doc/364457/26520313 There was a time when some families would take a trunk on holiday with all their clothes and sometimes even bedding. I am not sure when suitcases with wheels came in, but until the 1960s there were porters with trollies at many stations to help with luggage.
4 years ago.
Lost-Albion has replied to Phil Sutters
Thank you for your thoughts; yes, I guess that there was more luggage carried back in the 1960s, but the presence of a full-brake on the SR appears less common than elsewhere. Back in 1979 a friend and I spent a week gricing in the north-west, opting to take his motorbike up on the train. This was secured in the full-brake in which we accompanied it to Carlisle. Of course with today's multiple units, luggage space is at a premium.....
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Lost-Albion
The S&D often used to have one coach & one van on the trains between Highbridge and Evercreeh Junction, in the final years - www.ipernity.com/doc/364457/26460179 !!
4 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Lost-Albion
With the redesigned interiors on the HSTs the 'airline' seating may pack more people in, but you lose the space between the seat backs you had with the old arrangement.
4 years ago.
Steve Banks
Steve Banks
a fine picture, and I agree with the above. I might add that there was a period in the 1970s and '80s when a great many passenger trains had a bogie van (BG or GUV) as part of the formation. It was dual purpose: for parcels and passengers' luggage.
4 years ago.