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Date: 10/31/20 02:56
46447 at Mendip Vale on the East Somerset Railway
Author: Rattie

A timeless scene on the East Somerset Railway, a 2.5-mile heritage railway in Somerset, running between Cranmore and Mendip Vale. Prior to closing the former Cheddar Valley line that ran from Witham to Yatton, meeting the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway at Wells.

46447 was withdrawn from service with British Railways in December 1966 and sold to the infamous Woodham Brothers at Barry for scrap. Arriving at Barry in June 1967 the loco stayed there until June 1972 when it was purchased by the Ivatt Locomotive Trust and moved to Buckinghamshire.

Owned by the Ivatt Locomotive Trust the local is now based at the East Somerset Railway and is one of seven locos on this class that have survived into preservation.




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/01/20 00:57 by Rattie.

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Date: 10/31/20 15:19
Re: 46447 at Mendip Vale on the East Somerset Railway
Author: Hartington

One of my local heritage railways!



Date: 11/01/20 08:41
Re: 46447 at Mendip Vale on the East Somerset Railway
Author: Rattie

It was my first visit.  A lovely line and part of the country.



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