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South Eastern & Chatham Railway
No.753, P-class 0-6-0T built in 1909.

753 at KESR - 2005 - Andrew Strongitharm 753 at KESR - 2005 - Andrew Strongitharm

753 at the Kent & East Sussex Railway(Andrew Strongitharm)

753 is visiting the Bluebell during February 2009 for the P-class specials and the Branch Line weekend.

S. E. & C. R. "P" Class - Details

A Brief History

These locomotives were introduced in 1909 by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway to a design by Harry Wainwright. They were primarily intended for working light branch passenger services, principally between Nunhead Junction and Greenwich Park, Otford and Sevenoaks, and Reading and Ash. It was found that the engines were too small for such work and they were distributed over the system to work on light shunting duties and as shed pilots.

Only eight locomotives of this class were built and considering their apparent failure it is amazing that they all survived into BR service and that four of them still survive today.

Technical Details


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