Polyrus

Polyrus

Posted on 07/21/2015


Photo taken on July 21, 2015


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Railway scrapyards

31806 with 48431 alongside at Barry scrapyard - 1967

31806 with 48431 alongside at Barry scrapyard - 1967 

Taken at Woodham's scrapyard on Barry Island, South Wales - April 1967

31806 was introduced in 1928 as a rebuild from a 1917 ‘K’ class tank engine. It was withdrawn by BR in January 1964 then sold as scrap to Dai Woodham, arriving in his scrapyard at Barry, South Wales in June 1964. There it stood rusting for a little over 12 years before being purchased and recovered for preservation. After restoration it spent many years working on the Mid Hants Railway then when the agreement with that railway expired, it was moved by road to its new home on the Swanage Railway in September 2014

* Ren.Art *, tiabunna, William Sutherland, Loose_Grip have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
SO good that it lives on !
3 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Pam J
I believe all these locos live on in one form or another. Not so sure about the suited hooligan clambering over the tops of them in his best clothes...
3 years ago.
Loose_Grip
Loose_Grip
Even a scrapyard looks almost neat & tidy compared to today's railways!! Nice to see the coal loader in the background.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to Loose_Grip
I'm sure you are well aware that the yard became less orderly over the next decade.
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome image!
3 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks William
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Fascinating, as always, to see these old locomotives, and even better to hear of those that survive.
3 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to tiabunna
You are not alone in saying that, George. There is huge interest in following the adventures of the 213 locos which made it out of this yard without being scrapped. An expensive business though, with the average cost of a loco restoration being well over a million...of any currency you care to name ;-)
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Polyrus
Ouch!
3 years ago.