Here's two shots of a rare situation with 3 locos in Hartley Wintney, an N class with a peak service to Reading, a Beattie Well Tank with a short goods train that surely couldn't be profitable, while an H class tank rests by the coaling stage. The story goes that the father of one of the group of spotters on the platform works for BR and is very influential in motive power allocation. He ensures that his dear son always has lots of different locos to underline in his Combined Volume, hence the variety of engines Reading South Shed has to send down the branch!

Posted by Deleted (ee819a20) at 2021-05-02 16:40:40 UTC