Bulleid Pacifics on the Southern Region South Eastern Division in 1960 and 1961
Photo of Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34088, 213 Squadron, heading the down Golden Arrow pullman train through Bickley on 18th September 1960 Photo of Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34077, 603 Squadron, heading a Victoria to Dover or Folkestone  boat train through Shortlands, near Bromley South, in the first half of 1961
Photo of Bulleid West Country Class pacific number 34100, Appledore, heading the last steam locomotive hauled down Golden Arrow pullman train through Bromley South on 11th June 1961 Photo of Bulleid West Country Class pacific number 34100, Appledore, heading the last steam locomotive hauled up Golden Arrow pullman train through Bromley South on 11th June 1961
These are amongst my very earliest photos, all taken with a Brownie 127. They are of the last days of Bulleid pacifics working the Golden Arrow and Boat trains on the South Eastern Division of the old Southen Region of BR. Quality not good, but they are cherished memories to me. One of which is a very clear memory of the last steam hauled up Golden Arrow on June 11th 1961: the 4 EPB on a local train meant those of us on the bridge at Bromley South has to rush to change sides to get a clear photo of 34100!








Photo of Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34088, 213 Squadron, heading the down Golden Arrow pullman train through Bickley on 18th September 1960 Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34088, "213 Squadron", heading the down Golden Arrow pullman train through Bickley on 18th September 1960.










Photo of Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34077, 603 Squadron, heading a Victoria to Dover or Folkestone  boat train through Shortlands, near Bromley South, in the first half of 1961 Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34077, "603 Squadron", heading a Victoria to Dover
or Folkestone boat train through Shortlands, near Bromley South, in the first half of 1961.










Photo of Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34077, 603 Squadron, heading a Victoria to Dover or Folkestone  boat train through Shortlands, near Bromley South, in the first half of 1961
Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34077, "603 Squadron", heading a Victoria to Dover
or Folkestone boat train through Shortlands, near Bromley South, in the first half of 1961.










Photo of Bulleid West Country Class pacific number 34101, Hartland, heading a Victoria to Dover or Folkestone boat train train just after passing Chislehurst Junction on 25th March 1961
Bulleid West Country Class pacific number 34101, Hartland, heading a Victoria to
Dover or Folkestone boat train train just after passing Chislehurst Junction on 25th March 1961.









Photo of Bulleid West Country Class pacific number 34100, Appledore, heading the last steam locomotive hauled down Golden Arrow pullman train through Bromley South on 11th June 1961
Bulleid West Country Class pacific number 34100, "Appledore", heading the last steam locomotive
hauled down Golden Arrow pullman train through Bromley South on 11th June 1961.











Photo of Bulleid West Country Class pacific number 34100, Appledore, heading the last steam locomotive hauled up Golden Arrow pullman train through Bromley South on 11th June 1961
Bulleid West Country Class pacific number 34100, Appledore, heading the last steam locomotive
hauled up Golden Arrow pullman train through Bromley South on 11th June 1961.








Photo of Bulleid battle of Britain Class pacific number 34067, Tangmere, heading a special train from London-Folkestone Harbour-London through Sturry, near Canterbury, on 24th January 2009 Thankfully a good number of Bulleid pacifics, (West Country, Battle of Britain and Merchant Navy classes), have survived into the preservation era. And above we see one of those, Bulleid Battle of Britain Class pacific number 34067, Tangmere, heading a special train from London-Folkestone Harbour-London through Sturry, near Canterbury, on 24th January 2009.
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