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06Oct73. Merrymaker trip. Barry Scrap Yard. SR MN Class 35029 ELLERMAN LINES. [Slide_0480] | by MrDeltic
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06Oct73. Merrymaker trip. Barry Scrap Yard. SR MN Class 35029 ELLERMAN LINES. [Slide_0480]

Sat 6 Oct 1973 at 14:00. Merchant Navy Class 8P 4-6-2 No 35029 ELLERMAN LINES at Barry Scrap Yard. The front of a chimney-less GW Castle Class 4-6-0 (either 5089 WESTMINSTER ABBEY or 5029 NUNNEY CASTLE) nudges into the shot.

 

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.

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Taken on October 6, 1973