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London Brighton & South Coast Railway
Class E4 0-6-2T 473, "Birch Grove"

(SR 2473, BR 32473) built in 1898.

LBSCR E4, 32473 Birch Grove
Tony Pearce

The loco was outshopped in BR lined black on 16th February 2005, ready to play a starring role in the Branch Line weekend.

LBSCR E4, 32473 Birch Grove
Tony Pearce 21st February 2005

Before that though, the photographers who had sponsored the repaint got the first photos, with several photo charters that week.

Birch Grove in BR Black on a photo charter - David Haggar - 22 Feb 2005
David Haggar 22nd February 2005

With a light dusting of snow and attached to three Bulleid carriages, the locomotive is seen on a photo charter at Horsted Keynes.

LBSCR E4, 32473 Birch Grove
John Sands 18th November 2005

In November 2005, the loco was turned to face North, and another series of photo charters organised, using a rake of 3 Bulleid coaches. Seen here at Sheffield Park.

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