Lon­don & South West­ern Rail­way

Model Rail (UK) - - Loco Spotlight -

The LSWR bought Nos. 46 New­ing­ton and 68 Clapham for use on the Axmin­ster-lyme Regis branch in 1903. They were not a suc­cess on this tightly curved branch but the LSWR found its two ‘Ter­ri­ers’, num­bered 734 and 735, so use­ful that they were fit­ted with new Drum­mond boil­ers where their old ones needed re­plac­ing. No. 734 was trans­ferred to the Isle of Wight in 1914, while No. 735, the erst­while Clapham, be­came part of the South­ern Rail­way fleet in 1923 be­fore it was with­drawn in 1937.

LSWR ‘Ter­rier’ No. 735, for­merly LBSCR Clapham, at an un­known lo­ca­tion. Its Drum­mond boiler, with safety valves atop the dome, stovepipe chim­ney, and pul­ley and wire con­trol for work­ing mo­tor trains on the Lee‑on‑so­lent Light Rail­way, is clearly...

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