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Drummond M7 class 0-4-4T

The last members of the class were withdrawn in May 1964, of which two still exist. Nº 245 is now part of the national collection at the National Railway Museum in York where it is only cosmetically preserved. 30053, which spent its latter days working on the Swanage branch, was shipped across the Atlantic in 1967 and went on display at Steamtown USA in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1987 it was repatriated by the Drummond Locomotive Society and restored to running condition at the East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel & Wakes Colne. It is now in service again on the Swanage Railway.
 
30053 30053 photographed in July 1983 during its time at Steamtown USA in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

photograph by Ray Soper

 
After being repatriated to the UK from America, but before it was restored to running condition, 30053 put in an appearance at the Woking 150 event seen here on 30th May 1988.

photograph by Colin Duff

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245 30245 has been preserved at the National Railway Museum as LSWR 245 and is here seen on display at the Woking 150 event in May 1988.

photograph by Tony Cane

 
The other side of 245 seen here at Woking on 30th May 1988.

photograph by Colin Duff

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245 245 is seen on display again, this time at the Network Day held at Waterloo on 1st October 1988.

photograph by Colin Duff

 
30053 was reduced to its constituent parts at Chappel & Wakes Colne station. The firebox, boiler and smokebox are being worked on whilst being separated from the frames.

video capture by Eric Penn

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30053 The M7's origins are from mid-late 1800s locomotive design and its chimney is evocative of the Victorian age during which it was first conceived.

video capture by Eric Penn

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