|Lord Nelson Class in 1962|
1962 saw me equiped with small Balda 35mm folding camera, and a trusty bicycle. As well as my first 7 Day SR railrover in September of that year. So I was able to photo some of the steam scene, which included a few encounters with the Lord Nelson Class just before their final withdrawal from service in Autumn 1962.
1962 photo of Lord Nelson Class 30850 on up parcels train near Weybridge.
Easter Monday 1962 photo of Lord Nelson Class 30861 on a Bournemouth - Waterloo semi fast train passing New Malden
A 1962 photo of Lord Nelson Class 30856 on an up parcels train passing New Malden.
A 1962 photo of Lord Nelson Class 30857 on an up Bournemouth to Waterloo express train between Milepost 31 and Pirbight Junction
September 1962 photo of Lord Nelson Class 30861 on railtour between Pirbight Junction and Milepost 31
6th September 1962 photo of Lord Nelson Class 30857 on the late running 08.37 Newcastle to Bournemouth West at Southampton Central
This train was due at Southampton between 17.37 and 17.40, but as I had come down on the Royal Wessex, (16.35 ex Waterloo), behind 35012, arriving at Southampton a minute late at 18.08, I have made the assumption the Newcastle train was indeed running late. Thanks to Don Benn and John Clifford for help on timings.
7th September 1962 photo of Lord Nelson Class 30861 on the 17.23 Waterloo to Bournemouth arriving at Southampton.
I have put this train down as the FO 17.23 ex Waterloo, but it could have been the 16.20 due from 17.54 to 17.58.
That day I had gone down on the Atlantic Coast Express to Exeter behind 35014, returned to Salisbury on the 14.30 Exeter-Waterloo with 34095. And then come over to Southampton on what I assume was a d.e.m.u.
30861, "Lord Anson" prepares to leave.
30861 leaving Southampton under that wonderful signal gantry.
A last look at 30861, leaving Southampton with a Union Castle Line liner in the background.
Nearly 47 years later and it is still possible to see one of these lovely locos in action. NRM collection 30850, "Lord Nelson", seen entering Medstead and Four Marks during the Mid Hants Railway Spring Gala. 13th March 2009.
30850, "Lord Nelson" waits to leave Medstead and Four Marks during the Mid Hants Railway Spring Gala. 13th March 2009.