Robin Pinnock - Christmas at Basingstoke - Schools Class
Southern Region Schools Class Christmas Card by Railway Artist Robin Pinnock
Richard Maunsell’s masterpiece and the most powerful 4-4-0 in Europe, the ‘Schools’ Class was built for the Southern Region in the 1930s. Superb engines from the start, they performed better than many of the 4-6-0 engines on both the Southern and its rivals. Standing at Basingstoke with a passenger working in later B.R days, the loco, 30926 ‘Repton’, is joined by West Country class 34105 ‘Swanage’. Happily both locomotives are now preserved.
Robin Pinnock's Christmas Card would be ideal for any Southern Railway enthusiast or steam lover in general