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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 13 - September 1972
The Cover Photograph
The picture of the Beyer Peacock 4-4-0T, London Transport No. 23 standing on the Brill branch train at Quainton Road in 1934 has been chosen for the cover of this News to mark the start of Stephen Joseph's article on the Wotton Tramway. No. 23 was built in 1866 and spent nearly forty years in the smoky tunnels of the Metropolitan Railways. From the First War to the end of 1935 a rural life was enjoyed by the old stager aided by a similar engine, No. 41. Then, with the Brill branch closed, No. 23 returned to more mundane duties such as ballast trains and due to the onset of the last war kept going until 1948. In 1961 an honoured resting place was found in the Clapham Museum of British Transport for this unique survivor which has such close associations with our Society.
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