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  • Ian Edwards 23 March, 2013, 5:13 pm

    The loco number appears to be ‘32676’, which corresponds to LBSCR 76 ‘Hailsham’, the Wikipedia entry for which reads………..

    76 Hailsham Withdrawn April 1903, Sold for £125 to George Cohen & Co., scrapped at Redhill

    Suggest the Fratton cleaners were a little lax that morning when they got to the smokebox numberplate, and the engine pictured is more likely to be 32678 (LBSCR 78 ‘Knowle’/Southern IOW W4/W14 ‘Bembridge’). Now happily preserved by our friends The Terrier Trust, at that other great ‘Terrier’ haunt the Kent & East Sussex Railway. Where only a few weeks ago I enjoyed a ride behind her as part of their HB50 commemoration

  • Hayling Billy 50 23 March, 2013, 6:20 pm

    Thanks for your very helpful comments Ian.

    Click here to see the event that Ian and I attended. You will see photos and video of the occasion.