The forty strong class exLSWR K10 were known as ‘small hoppers’ due to their inability to maintain team pressure on long journeys (only suitable for short hops), they were built, initially for mainline use but soon downgraded to secondary services and mixed traffic workings.
They lasted until the early
50s, only 30382 received its BR number but with Southern on the tender,
their final livery was plain black with Bulleid sunshine lettering. The
last loco withdrawn was 30389 in July 1951 from Yeovil Town shed.