Archive for August 31, 2014

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H class 263 was built at Ashford, Kent in 1905 and was designed for surburban passenger services on the LSECR. It later saw service on Sussex rural branch lines and could often be found on the line between East Grinstead and Three Bridges. It was withdrawn from service in 1964 and went into preservation with stays at Robertsbridge and Ashford before arriving at the Bluebell Railway in 1975.

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It was performing shunting duties in the loco yard on the day I vsiited.

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