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Normandy

Posted: September 27, 2019 in Trains
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Normandy is an example of a B4 class engine. These were very powerful steam shunting engines. It was built in 1893 and worked for most of its life in Southampton Docks. When surplus to BR requirements it continued in this role working for a private company within the dockyard. When finally decommissioned it made it’s way to the Bluebell Railway in Sussex

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It has rarely been used on passenger services on the Bluebell railway but up until its withdrawal from service in 2006 it was often seen on shunting duties or pulling works trains.

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Normandy is an example of a B4 class engine. These were very powerful steam shunting engines. It was built in 1893 and worked for most of its life in Southampton Docks. When surplus to BR requirements it continued in this role working for a private company within the dockyard.

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It has rarely been used on passenger services on the Bluebell railway but up until its withdrawal from service in 2006 it was often seen on shunting duties or pulling works trains.

Normandy at work-4
Photo by Les Chatfield (https://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/)

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Photo by Les Chatfield (https://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/)