Steam & Railway Image Library - The Alan Ledger Collection

Picture of the Week: 33005 Reading South depot
Picture of the Week: 33005 Reading South depot

Some of you may never have seen one of these but at least one would be standing around on Reading South Southern shed when paying a visit along with Maunsell U 2-6-0’s and even a School 4-4-0 if you were lucky. It’s a Bullied Q1 0-6-0 33005. They were never clean except when in ex works condition. Forty were built during the second world war and were the most powerful 0-6-0’s in Britain. Nothing elegant about them but always unmistakable even from a distance. Behind are the signals of the Great Western down main line still on a wooden post, and down relief line just east of Reading General station.

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Ledg.

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