1368 1959 Weymouth Quay Station
Standing alongside the new Weymouth Pavilion, construction started in 1958 and was completed in 1960Little 1368 had come down to Weymouth from its previous home at Swindon, together with sister engines 1367 and 1370 in or about 1956, later in April of 1960 being joined by 1369. At Weymouth a bell, shown clearly in this view, was added to these locomotives, initially to the front buffer beam, but later moved to the side, to be rung continuously by the fireman whilst on the move through the narrow and congested Weymouth streets through which these little locomotives hauled their often heavily loaded passenger and freight workings . Working on such duties between Weymouth Quay and harbour, the arrival and departure for the Channel Islands services, two shunters were required to accompany the engines, and a shunters' pole is shown here in its usual position resting on the front buffer beam and I suspect that the leather pouch nestled in front of the tool box contains the Senior Shunter's warning flags which he carried as he walked ahead of the train through Weymouth. Badly parked cars and wandering pedestrians were a common hazard, especially during the holiday months !