West Country Pacific 34007 Wadebridge

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 Wadebridge34007 Wadebridge is currently the Watercress Line’s only operational Bulleid Pacific.  It is pictured at Ropley on Fathers Day in wet conditions.

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 WadebridgeTo find out more about this locomotive, it has a very good website (click here) that is well worth checking out.

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 WadebridgeIf you look at the picture above carefully, you may notice that Wadebridge’s tender is a slightly different shade of green to the locomotive.  This is due to the tender actually belonging to fellow resident locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific (see picture below).

2008 - Ropley - 35005 Canadian Pacific Merchant Navy 35005 Canadian Pacific is currently stored at Eastleigh and requires a full overhaul – something that will cost at least £100,000 for the boiler alone.  An appeal is currently open to support this restoration fund that I would like to share for your consideration to help this fine locomotive work once again.  Please click here for more details.  Thanks for reading folks 🙂

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