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Taken 2-Nov-11
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Keywords:BW, GWR, Steam, 1366, 0-6-0PT, South West, Weymouth
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Dimensions2966 x 2198
Original file size1.32 MB
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Date modified2-Nov-11 13:25
1368 1961-08 Weymouth

1368 1961-08 Weymouth

A scene that I don't quite understand, why is the loaded train in the loop and not in the platform?

Transferred to Weymouth from its earlier home at Swindon shed in early 1960 , this interesting image shows 1368 heading through Weymouth's narrow and often congested streets with its bell clearly visible mounted ahead of the cab and a shunter's pole on the front buffer beam .
The fireman was required to ring the bell whilst on the move , and a " shunter in charge " , complete with warning flags , walks ahead but rather closer to the engine than I believe the Regulations required !
The concerned looking lady at her front door might well be looking at some parked cars ahead of the train , a common hazard for these workings to and from the quay here at Weymouth.