John Austin - Pines at Midford - Black 5
Black 5 Somerset and Dorset Railway Blank Birthday Card by John Austin GRA
Still much missed to this day, the “Pines Express” ran between
Manchester and Bournemouth from 1910 until 1967.
The top express to move over Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
metals, the service could be pulled by a number of different locomotives. Here
we see ex-LMS Stanier Black 5 no. 45440, a Bath Green Park engine from 1948 to
1958. The locomotive was withdrawn in September 1967.