06Oct73. Merrymaker trip. Barry Scrap Yard. SR BB Class 34058 SIR FREDERICK PILE. [Slide_0487]
Sat 6 Oct 1973 at 14:35. Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 No 34058 SIR FREDERICK PILE at Barry Scrap Yard. Erroneously recorded originally as 34068.
A cheap BR 'Merrymaker' excursion from Halifax and other West Yorkshire stations to Barry Island allowed a pilgrimage to Woodhams Scrapyard. A sad sight as all of the locos had been rusting away for years. Most were saved and are preserved.