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Swanage Railway

Photographs taken on Friday 19th February 1999 - 15:10 half-term service
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80104 at Swanage 80104 Ex-BR Standard Class 4 tank prepares to run around its train at Swanage.
80104 at Swanage 80104 Ex-BR Standard Class 4 tank moving forward across the switch to run around its train.

80104 departed at 15:10, the last round trip of the day

Valve linkage Valve linkage on Std 4MT showing the emulisfying effect of water overflowing from the tank filler above.
Norden 80104 arrives at Norden with passengers for the 'Park and Ride' scheme
Norden Seen against the background of Corfe Castle, 80104 moves off the train to run around.
Norden Climbing under the mineral bridge, 80104 approaches the head of the train for the return trip to Swanage, the last passenger service of the day.
Ready for the off Ready for the off - 80104 blows off in the dull February afternoon as the train awaits departure from Norden
Branch line A branch line view in the late 1950s? Between Corfe Castle and Harman's Cross with the engine working well. Little appears to have changed since the late 50s. And the train was clearly carrying local people returning home with their shopping - a working railway in the community.
Ready for the off Arrival at Swanage - end of the day and the signalman collects the single line staff as 80104 eases along the platform.
Empties to yard Last duty of the day - 80104 leads the empty train away to shunt the carriages into the yard.
S15 Ex Southern Railway S15 - 'Harry A Frith' was in use during the day for driving experience turns. At the end of the day she is now on shed at Swanage....
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