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Fowler Patriot 45516,Troop train at Southampton February 1950

Discussion in 'BR era (from 1948)' started by neildimmer, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Member

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    Can anyone shed any further light on this working
    45516 The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Southampton Docks on a special Troop train February 1950
    with what looks like LNER teak stock


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    45502-45516 Built 1932 - Railway-Photography

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  2. John Webb

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    If it was heading for Bury St Edmunds, presumably the ECS had come from the Eastern Region, hence the teak stock. I assume the loco was laid on specifically because it was that particular regiment returning from overseas service. Interesting to know what route they took! It may be worth looking at the Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire archives - I have a recollection that when I was last at the Herts archive there had just been a new book published on the regiment's history, which might provide an answer?
     

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