Like most pets he was part of a family, he was always there, it is hard to remember a time when he wasn’t. He decided to adopt the family many years ago, moved in, took over and soon became a cherished family member.
But that’s another trip for another day. Brookwood was in the bag.
I returned to Brookwood in December 2014 and it was an interesting visit that gave me somewhat of a better picture of the cemetery. I also got to investigate the railway a bit better, and seem to have it more settled in my mind now.
I hope that one day these vultures will become victims of their own greed. When there is nothing left to steal then what will they do? Our steam locomotives, like our Rhino, will be extinct very soon.
What was saved? It is hard to know because I do not have all the information. But I know that both Class 6 loco’s were saved, although Class 6A No.454 has had her frames cut to steal the bearings off it. Fortunately the decision was made to rescue the loco and she is now privately owned and may end up on the rails again one day
The tender from Wardale was also saved and I do know that one diesel was also saved. but do not know what happened to the other two.
Various parts from other loco’s were saved to keep the pool of steamers running. I do not know which coaches were saved.
The former 4-10-2T North British Loco No.23722 was saved and is now plinthed at the Rand Society of Model Engineers site in Len Rutter Park, Florida. (2014)
More images from the disaster that was Sanrasm may be found at my allatsea blog
© DRW 2014-2018. Image recreated 17/04/2016. Updated 12/03/2017, added 10 wheeler 26/03/2017
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