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Beattie 2-4-0WT
Nº30586

Nº30586 shunting the yard at Wadebridge during the 1950s. This site is now all housing, although part of the station buildings remain as the John Betjeman Centre and the former goods shed is now the Betty Fisher Centre, used for community projects.

photograph by Stephen Hughes, courtesy of Terry Heeley

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30586 Another photo of Nº30586 shunting at Wadebridge. Of the three survivors, this was the only one to be scrapped after withdrawal.

photograph by Colin Williams

 
And another shunting shot of Nº30586 at Wadebridge. Note that this loco had square shaped splashers as opposed to the round ones of the two surviving members of the class.

photograph by Colin Williams

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30586 Almost as well-known as the four doll bracket signal above, the goods shed at Wadebridge was normally photographed with a short rake of wagons and a Beattie well tank, as here!

photograph: Mike Morant collection

 
One of the Beatties was usually used as Wadebridge station pilot, and this photograph could well be Nº30586 detaching vans from a down train. She was frequently to be found on this duty as her water filler was less conveniently placed for taking water in Pencarrow Woods than the other two locos, so was rarely used for the Wenford Bridge clay trains, though did work passenger services between Bodmin and Padstow.

photograph: Mike Morant collection

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30586 Panned action shot! Nº30586 at speed.

photograph: Mike Morant collection

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