At Nine Elms depot
‘West Country’ Pacific, 34095, ‘Brentor’ built in October 1949 at Brighton works, withdrawn 1967. This was taken around 1960 by dad on a trip to Nine Elms depot. One can also see the piles of ash and clinker, produced by steam locomotives. Brentor is a small village on the western edge of Dartmoor, once on the Southern main line to Plymouth; the station is still there, almost unchanged and the much of the track formation is still in place. I used to drive past the station on my way to work at Mary Tavy, also on the Southern main line, but without a station; the Great Western line from Launceston to Plymouth, opened in 1865, ran parallel to the southern route and its trains stopped at Mary Tavy and Blackdown station, a fair uphill walk from the village.
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