|H16 and 0298 Classes in 1962|
|A strange pairing of two SR classes for this web page. A large 4-6-2 tank loco, and the diminutive 2-4-0 well tanks. But in December 1962, (2nd or 16th), both classes hauled a railtour out of Waterloo to Hampton Court, Chessington South and Shepperton. For reasons I cannot recall I used the old family Brownie 127 rather than my much better Balda camera. Possibly there was a film in the 127 and not in the Balda! And that is shown by the poor quality of these photos.|
0298 Class 2-4-0 well tank locos 30585 and 30587 near Raynes Park in December 1962
0298 Class 2-4-0 well tank locos 30585 and 30587 leaving Wimbledon in December 1962
A closer shot of 0298 Class 2-4-0 well tank locos 30585 and 30587 leaving Wimbledon in December 1962
0298 Class 2-4-0 well tank locos 30585 and 30587 heading through New Malden towards Wimbledon in December 1962
H16 Class 4-6-2 tank loco 30517 between Chessington South and Wimbledon in December 1962
Both of the 0298 class locos seen on this short web page have survived into the preservation era, and as recently as October 2010 were doubleheading a passenger train together on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Here we see 0298 Class 2-4-0 30585 well tank leaving Ropley on the Mid Hants Railway on March 13th 2009.