34066 "Spitfire", Hailsham, 22nd March 1964
Unrebuilt Bulleid SR "Battle of Britain" Class 4-6-2 No. 34066 "Sptifire" sits in the platform at Hailsham station with the joint RCTS/LCGB "The Sussex Downsman Railtour". This engine took over the train at Tunbridge Wells West and worked it through Eridge and Hailsham along the "Cuckoo Line", just prior to closure, to Pevensey & Westham. Sunday 22nd March 1964. Tour participants pile off the train to take photos - some of them not bothering with the platforms! Slide No. 543.
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