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I'm not sure when exactly I took this shot of Q1 0-6-0 33006

at Feltham shed.  I suspect it was in 1966, maybe 1967. There

doesn't look to be much other activity that day, and in any earlier

year I might have expected to have been thrown out before I

got so far into the shed area.  The Q1s were used on freight

all over the SW Division. This one has a Nine Elms shedplate.

Left:   Unrebuilt West Country Pacific 34023 at Winchester before completion of the electrification to Southampton and Bournemouth. It looks as though the nameplate is still affixed.  "Blackmore Vale".  This locomotive was subsequently preserved.

Right:  On 8th June 1967 rebuilt West Country Pacific 34037 "Clovelly"  heads a down express through Clapham Junction.  Southern Region always stuck with green passenger stock.

Left:  "Clovelly" again, this time at Feltham shed on 29th June 1967.  It looks as though there is at least one other loco in steam on shed, but otherwise the grass between the tracks in the distance speaks of things being run down.  See note below on 73029 for what an express passenger loco (in reasonably clean conditon) might have been doing at a freight shed like Feltham

Right:   Merchant Navy Pacific 35023 "Holland-Afrika Line" heads an up express through Clapham Junction on the 8th July 1967.  The smokebox is inscribed "THE END".  Nameplates have been removed.

Left:  2-6-2T 41319 heads empty stock into the carriage sidings at Clapham Junction on the evening of 8th July 1967.

Standard class 5 no. 73029 in the up platform at Hounslow on 30th June 1967. There must have been a freight working into Feltham from the West each weekday morning, and no turntable facilities must have been available, for the locomotive was run out to Hounslow where it reversed, doubtless to then take the triangle towards Whitton and Twickenham, then to reverse again to get back to Feltham.  34037 above was captured at the end of this manoeuvre.  (Note, by the way, the 4-sub electric multiple units in one of the two long sidings to the west of the station, waiting for the evening rush hour when an additional four coaches was added to each of the trains on the Hounslow loop; and also the "home" signal which had a low level repeater made visible by white painting on the bridge behind it.  The signalbox is beyond the bridge, on the down side, about level with the front of the 4-sub).

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