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1367 1954 Weymouth Quay

1367 1954 Weymouth Quay

A delightful shot of 1367, the second of her class, at Weymouth Quay in 1954 with one of the former G.W.R. cross Channel ferries in the background, those vessels providing an essential passenger and freight link between Weymouth and the Channel islands. Allocated from new in 1933 to Swindon shed, from where it worked with its sisters in and around the Works complex on shunting duties 1367 was transferred down to Weymouth in the early ' fifties in order to work between the Quay and the main line station through the narrow and congested streets of Weymouth, many of its trains exceeding ten coaches at times. In 1962 this engine, in company with sisters 1368 and 1369, was reallocated from Weymouth to the far West at Wadebridge, replacing the by now very elderly Beattie Well Tanks for so long the mainstay of primarily china clay workings from the quarries in North Cornwall via Bodmin to the port of Fowey, on the South Cornwall coast. Sadly, 1367 was considered to be in poor mechanical condition following its transfer to Cornwall and saw very little use at its new home, the china clay workings being undertaken by its two sisters