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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 11 - March 1972

The Cover Photograph

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J R Fairman

To us she is just The Beattie. Our photograph shows her in service on 29th August 1971 on a train packed with visitors. To her designer, Joseph Hamilton Beattie 30585 would be recognised as one of his standard South Western well tanks of which eighty five were built between 1863 and 1875. Our engine was built by Beyer, Peacock and Co. of Manchester in 1874 and was one of three of the class which remained in active service until the end of 1962, whereas all the other eighty two were withdrawn before 1899! She is the only Beattie in working order and one of the Society's proudest possessions.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1972 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

The Cover Photograph - Quainton News No. 11 - March 1972

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