The "Standard 5" 73054 has been modelled on photographs taken on the day she hauled me (and others) from Evercreech Junction to Bournemouth (West) (see previous post). She still has a few jobs awaiting, including fitting the front steps.
The diesel unit, known as a "class 121", has just been fitted with new wheels, as the flanges on the original wheels were so deep that they rattled along the rail chairs.
|BR standard class 5 4-6-0 no. 73054 runs down the railway straight.|
|73054 further along the railway straight.|
|A diesel unit, cascaded from Paddington suburban services, on the quarry bank.|