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"Two Southern Railway Locomotives, c 1925."

3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


"2-6-4 tank engine number 790 ""River Avon"" and a class N 2-6-0 goods locomotive number 810, about 1925. These two locomotives had been built for the South Eastern & Chatham Railway. Tank engines did not need a separate tender for water and coal. They could either push or pull trains, which meant that they did not have to be turned around on a turntable at the end of their journey. They were normally used on local lines, as they were rarely powerful enough to haul long trains."

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