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Bulleid Pacifics - developed in the 1940s and used till the end of steam ... The Spam Cans


Original article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdRPgyPshs
Burgess COMMENTARY
I grew up in Okehamption not far from the railway station. Okehampton was on the Southern Railway main line from Exeter to Plymouth. There was a branch line from Okehampton to Bude.
The first passenger train in the morning from London used to have a goods waggon at the rear to bring iced fresh fish to our region from the Billingsgate fish market in London.
Most of the trains were pulled by Bulleid Pacifics.
I got to visit the footplate of one of these locomotives at a naming ceremony for 'Okehampton' when this name was given to one of these locomotives. It must have been in the early 1950s. I was about 12 years old!
Peter Burgess
Bulleid Pacifics - The Spam Cans

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Aprril 9th, 2022

Ruairidh MacVeigh 78.9K subscribers

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Among the line-up of famous, art-deco steam locomotives from the 1930s, the Bulleid Pacifics proved to be the last of this era to be released, as behind the crisp A4 Pacifics and the rounded LMS Coronation class, the distinctive Merchant Navy and West Country/Battle of Britain locomotives took on a style of their own, plying their trade as the mainstay of express passenger services across southern England for 25 years, despite inherent flaws in their design and their release during the protracted demise of steam throughout the 1950s and into the 60s.

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References:
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