53802 1956-04-21 Bath Green Park
A splendid portrait of Fowler designed 53802 in steam on her home shed at Bath in 1956 , the locomotive displaying the tablet exchange equipment on her tender necessary for working the single line sections of the Somerset and Dorset .
Stalwarts of the Somerset and Dorset throughout their working lives the class of eleven worked from their Bath Depot down as far as Poole in the south as well as hauling freights , especially coal from the Somerset coalfields and from Norton Hill Colliery , to the busy port at Avonmouth .
Summer timetables , especially on Saturdays , pressed the class into both local and long distance passenger workings , often double headed , despite their " 7 F " freight classification , but their role was reduced to working local services at the end of the 1962 Summer Services , with the whole network closing in March of 1966 .
Note the grounded coach body , doubtless used on shed either as a store or for staff purposes