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Sutton Bypass

Not at all a Southern line, but a temporary line within Southern territory! These photographs were taken of contractors' stock used during the building of the Sutton Bypass, date uncertain.
 
Sutton The contractor's saddle tank locomotive, which would seem to be of American build. The other loco can be seen in the background.

photograph reproduced by arrangement with Honeywood Heritage Centre, Carshalton, courtesy of Tony Price

 
The other the locomotive is a Kerr Stuart "Wren" class, which were very popular for use on contractors' lines. Note the broken coupling rod between the wheels!

photograph reproduced by arrangement with Honeywood Heritage Centre, Carshalton, courtesy of Tony Price

Sutton
 
Sutton The saddle tank locomotive again.

photograph reproduced by arrangement with Honeywood Heritage Centre, Carshalton, courtesy of Tony Price

 
The steam shovel digging out the cutting at Church Hill, Cheam. Note the railway track for the trains to carry the earth away.
Was "Marion" the name of the steam shovel, or does it indicate it was a product of the Marion Steam Shovel Company of Ohio, USA?

photograph reproduced by arrangement with Honeywood Heritage Centre, Carshalton, courtesy of Tony Price

Sutton

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