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SR/BR Maunsell Class U 2-6-0 No. 31806 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966

SR/BR Maunsell Class U 2-6-0 No. 31806 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Southern Railway/British Railways Maunsell Class U 2-6-0 No. 31806 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Rebuilt at Brighton Works in June 1928 from Class K No. 806, it was withdrawn from Guildford shed in January 1964. It is preserved at The Watercress Line, the marketing name of the Mid-Hants Railway - http://www.watercressline.co.uk/ and is operational, returned to service in 2010.

The first 20 members of the U class were rebuilds of the K River class 2-6-4 tank locomotives, one of which was involved in the Sevenoaks railway accident. 31806 is the only survivor of the K class rebuilds

The SR U class were 2-6-0 Mogul locomotives designed by Richard Maunsell for passenger duties on the Southern Railway. The class represented the penultimate stage in the development of the Southern Railway's mogul family, which improved upon the basic principles established by GWR Chief Mechanical Engineer George Jackson Churchward for Great Western Railway locomotives.

A schoolboy trainspotter wearing his school uniform of peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, short trousers and knee socks, poses for a photo in the locos cab. By 1966, school caps and shorts were no longer worn by the vast majority of boys, only public and grammar schools hanging on to them.

Date Photo Taken 18/08/1966
Date Uploaded 22/06/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for SR/BR Maunsell Class U 2-6-0 No. 31806 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for SR/BR Maunsell Class U 2-6-0 No. 31806 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image


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