The same sentiments apply to the goods stock, all short and mostly vans except the contentious Lima 40t ballast hoppers that are the sole task of the N.
Why all this nostalgia? Well, it is a simple philosophy, that may or not be correct, which suggests that despite the fixation of modellers with ‘bigguns’ they didn’t tend to end up on branchlines, instead after being displaced by modern locos, they tended to remain on the mainlines and be used on secondary services before withdrawl as their weight prevented their use on secondary lines. These lines, such as the D&E, tended to be worked by lighter, smaller types until they too were replaced by more of the same or the line was simply closed by BR(W) The locos on the D&E were chosen from actual allocation of appropriate types to Exmouth Junction or Dorchester.
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