SR "U" Class 2-6-0 no. 31806 at Corfe Castle, Swanage Railway,
16th September, 2014
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Date and time of image creation: 2014:09:23 13:46:30
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Copyright: Richard J Kyte
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Date and time (original): 2014:09:16 13:24:40
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I failed to get this image of the locomotive at the end of the down platform at Corfe Castle in 2013 due to the weather conditions during my attempt to do so, and ended up settling for a photograph taken of the locomotive arriving at the "up" platform instead.   In 2014, I succeeded, helped by much improved weather conditions and the fact that the locomotive was now a permanent resident on the line.   This photograph replaces the one taken in 2013. 
For once, my Dorset holiday did not coincide with the line's Autumn Gala, which was scheduled for October.  Having given the matter some thought, I decided that I would prefer to take my summer holiday in September as usual, rather than perhaps risk the possibility of ending up with a week of bad weather, and more limited options on what I can do.    With the weather during my holiday being (for the most part, anyway) sunny and warm, I think I may have made the right decision.  
Richard J Kyte Photography > Transport> Steam Locomotives - SR
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