Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway

34064 Bulleid Battle of Britain locomotive 34064 Fighter Pilot at Wimborne on 30th October 1962. As can be seen from the headboard, this was a LCGB railtour and 34064 had worked the train from Waterloo as far as here.

photograph by Peter Richards

53808 at Shillingstone. The Robert Stephenson locos were originally fitted with 5 ft 3 in diameter boilers, but these were subsequently replaced with the same 4 ft 9 in diameter boiler as fitted to the Midland built locos.

photograph by Peter Richards

53808 Another view of 53808 showing the very distinctive raised footplate that these locos had over their two outside cylinders. Note that the cylinders are set at an angle.

photograph by Peter Richards

44558 having the headboard fitted at Bath Green Park prior to starting her part of the railtour, to Temple Meads. When working individually on a passenger service south of Bath these locomotives were restricted to seven coaches.

photograph by Peter Richards


For those of you with a strong constitution, the next page has a photograph of Burnham-on-Sea and one of Highbridge turntable. But, be warned, the motive power provided for working down the Burnham branch belonged to the then owners of the line!

Click here if you are feeling brave!

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This page was last updated 21 June 2005

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