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24 September 2013

24th Sept 1943: handsome locomotive

24 Fri. Very mild; perfect sunny day after a chilly night.; we are getting ground frost now. Did shopping locally in morning, also to buy lights for Dinky at Morden. Along rail path to Wimbledon in afternoon to buy something there. Saw "Engineer Class" loco. "Cudworth", these are handsome engines.

Note: Looking at a modern railway database -  http://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=class&type=S&id=421 - this could be Southern Railway's N15X Class of which only 7 were built at Brighton Works and which served from 1914-1957. Equally, the class also appears to be named Remembrance. This non-expert can't locate the 'Engineer Class' of Fred's diary.

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  1. The N15X class were SR/Maunsell rebuilds to tender locos of LBSC/Billinton tank engines, one of which had been named "Remembrance". The rebuilds were named after famous engineers, No.2330(SR)/32330(BR) being named "Cudworth". http://www.semgonline.com/steam/pics/mm_32330-feltham.jpg

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