PHOTO GALLERY – Somerset & Dorset in the Mendips: 1 September 1962

Standard ‘4’ 4-6-0 No. 75073 leaves Wellow with the 9.0am Templecombe to Bath Green Park.

Standard ‘4’ 4-6-0 No. 75009 and ‘9F’ 2-10-0 No. 92001 gallop downhill through Radstock North at the head of the ‘Pines Express’: the 9.15am Bournemouth West to Manchester.

S&D 2-8-0 No. 53809 pilots Standard ‘5’ 4-6-0 No.73049 as they attack the gradient through Chilcompton with the 9.15am Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth West (1O90).

Standard ‘4’ 2-6-0 No. 76015 and ‘WC’ Pacific No. 34043 Coombe Martin speed downhill through Chilcompton with the 10.05am Bournemouth West to Bradford Forster Square.

S&D 2-8-0 No. 53810 breasts Masbury summit with the 10.42am Exmouth – Cleethorpes through train.

‘WC’ Pacific No. 34104 Calstock piloted by S&D 2-8-0 No. 53809 climb the last few yards to the summit past Masbury Halt with the 12.20pm Bournemouth West to Nottingham Midland.

in full cry, Standard ‘4’ 4-6-0 No. 75027 and ‘WC’ Pacific No. 34103 Calstock attack the climb through Midsomer Norton South towards the summit of the Mendips at Masbury with the 10.20am Manchester – Bournemouth West (1O97).