(Photo courtesy Jim Type, copyright C L Caddy Collection)
When the Western Region took over the northern end of the S&D in 1958 the locomotive variety increased even more!
I'm still surprised to find a pannier tank this far south at Blandford, pulling what is clearly a rake of southern region coaches, which must have made an odd sight!
I particularly liked the lines of the pannier tanks despite being GWR! Remember that if you're modelling the S&D, or even if you're a locomotive owner itching to run over the S&D in the future, we can get away with almost anything - and still be authentic!