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Date taken19-Dec-14 17:41
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30072 1954-08 Eastleigh MPD

30072 1954-08 Eastleigh MPD

Ex-Southern Raiway 'S100' or 'USA' class 0-6-0 Tank No. 30072. Built by Vulcan Iron Works of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1943 as SR No. 72, withdrawn in July 1967 and preserved.

Over the years, a variety of American-built locomotives have graced our shores. Perhaps best known are the 'S160' 2-8-0s and these 'USA' 0-6-0 Tanks. Both classes came to Britain as a result of the hostilities in WW2. The Southern Railway bought fourteen plus an 'extra' for spares. They were mainly used at Southampton to replace the elderly 'B4' class 0-4-0 Tanks. 30072 is seen at Eastleigh after overhaul in August 1954. Four have been preserved including 30072.

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