Tuesday Train #147

00896_n_15amvrns7n0896A “West County” Bullied light pacific locomotive 34016 “Bodmin” arrives at Ropley on the Mid-Hants Railway in southern England in 2002. The locomotives as designed by Oliver Bullied, the chief mechanical engineer of the Southern Railway. The locomotive was built in 1946 with a semi-streamlined casing and experimental valve gear to drive the wheels. Difficulties maintaining the locomotives of the class eventually lead to them being rebuilt in 1958 in a more standard form as the locomotive is preserved.

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