7 June 2017

7th June 1948: train-spotting

7 Mon. Very mild, fine sunny afternoon but the chilly boisterous wind still prevails. Walked along rail-path to Wimbledon in afternoon; bought fish; coming back saw the new-type Pacific loco. “Yeovil”. Gwennie and Margaret called. Mrs. and Edie Hopkins came to tea. Ciss & Edie went to the Children’s Anniversary Meeting in evening.

Here's Fred's railway engine less than one month later, at Blair Atholl in Scotland,
having started serice on the Perth-Inverness line, where it collected water en route, via a scoop.
Built in Brighton in 1945, rebuilt at Eastleigh in 1958 and withdrawn from service
in 1967, the final full year of Fred's diary.
Information/photo credit to Bob Osborn at

where there are more photos, a painting and a full history.

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