Tidying up yesterday I discovered (or more accurately rediscovered) some old postcards. Most of these were my fathers, and c.1930 postcards of Southern Railway locomotives. Some of my favourite engines here!
Lord Nelson, the largest Southern steam locomotive before the West Country/Battle of Britain classes.
S15 mixed-traffic locomotive. Often seen on a long goods train – perhaps unusually for a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement.
H16, built by Urie for the LSWR for cross-London goods transfer traffic.
The Urie G16, built for the then-new Feltham hump marshalling yard. Such a good locomotive that the Q class 0-8-0 failed to displace them.
The classic N class
And its more elegant little brother, a Billington K class mogul.
And the lovely Marsh H2 Atlantic.
Also discovered was this postcard, showing the extent of preservation in the 1970’s.
Lots of inspiration for modelling from beginning to end.