A good look at the Greyhound aka the T9 🙂 I cant wait till she arrives at the MHR Autumn Gala
Sorry. I’m not really a dog lover so this is not a real greyhound. In fact it is a steam railway locomotive.
It has featured on this blog before when I wrote about a special enthusiasts train I went on called The Sussex Coast Limited. The train made a photo stop at Guildford and I, a very inexperienced photographer back in 1962, grabbed this photo of the loco.
That kind of loco was known as a greyhound.
Officially it was class T9and had been designed by Dugald Drummond for express passenger work on the London and South Western Railway in 1899. They quickly gained a reputation for free running and speed – hence the nickname of greyhounds.
In 1962 when I took the photo above, this particular greyhound had been preserved as a part of the national collection of steam engines. It had been repainted to look more like it…
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