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London Brighton & South Coast Railway
(SR 2473, BR 32473) built in 1898.
Class E4 0-6-2T 473, "Birch Grove"
The loco was outshopped in BR lined black on 16th February 2005, ready to play a starring role in the Branch Line weekend.
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.
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.
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.