30667 1956-05-21 Exmouth Junction
Peter Kerslake says "A "Southern Day Out" from my home at Plymouth in company with several of my band of fellow enthusiasts produced a good selection of photographs , especially from our unofficial visit to Exmouth Junction shed and although not being a Southern Region fanatic I must confess that the day was a good one, made even better by my securing more pictures later that afternoon from Exeter St. David's station on our way back to Plymouth".
M7 0-4-4T No.30667 was built at Nine Elms in 1897, it was an ‘M7/1’, one of the short-framed variant with the front sandboxes on the splashers. No.30667 had been an Exmouth engine since May 1951 apart from a brief two month spell at Reading at the end of 1953. Alongside ‘Merchant Navy’ No.35002 Union Castle has a ‘Not to be Moved’ board on its well-filled tender as it receives attention from the shed staff before going off shed. Another of the twenty ‘Woolworths’, No.31842, is just visible in the background.