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Ex-SR Bulleid West Country Class Pacific 34094 "Mortehoe" on ex-GWR territory (probably around High Wycombe).  These air-smoothed steam locos caused something of a stir when they were introduced, because of their looks and because of the many technological innovations they incorporated.  Even the wheels were of the Boxpok disc type.
  
     
  The West Country and Battle of Britain classes were to the same design, but carried names appropriate to each class.  They were designed under the leadership of O V Bulleid, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Southern Railway (SR).  The first loco entered traffic in 1945.  The two classes were officially referred to as the Bulleid Light Pacifics.  
     

  
 
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Ex-SR Battle of Britain Class BR 34067 "Tangmere" at Hersham 12th September 2007.
The train is excursion 1Z82 from Waterloo to Weymouth.
 

       
 

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West Country / Battle of Britain 4-6-2
280 lbs sq in
3 x (16.375 x 24 ins
6 ft  2 ins
86 t  0 cwt
31,050 lbs

 
       

 
 
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Rebuilt ex-SR West Country Class BR 34016 "Bodmin" (left) and unrebuilt 34105 "Swanage" (right).
The location is Ropley loco shed on the Mid-Hants Railway in 1989.
 

         
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BR Steam Scenes 1966 & 1967
Lines of the Former GWR and SR
The Barry Scrapyard Story
         

  
 
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Diagram of SR Battle of Britain and West Country class steam locomotive. 
 

 
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Ex-SR Battle of Britain Class BR 34067 "Tangmere" near Virginia Water on 20th December 2007.
The train is excursion 1Z92 from Waterloo to Westbury.
 
 
 
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Ex-SR Battle of Britain Class BR 34081 "92 Squadron" at Wansford loco shed on the Nene Valley Railway in 1999.

         
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Southern Railways in the Latter Days of Steam
The Isle of Wight Railway
Southern Railways in the Latter Days of Steam
         

 
 
 
 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
Ex-SR Battle of Britain Class BR 34067 "Tangmere" at Hersham 12th September 2007.
The train is excursion 1Z82 from Waterloo to Weymouth.

 
 
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Ex-SR Battle of Britain Class BR 34081 "92 Squadron" from the rear.
 

     
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