The S&D was famous for the remarkable locomotive combinations that could be seen, particularly on summer Saturdays when many additional holiday trains were run and locomotive resources were stretched. Here an unidentified northbound express approaches Midford behind ex LMS 2P 4-4-0 40700 piloting Bullied West Country Class 34041 Wilton in July 1961.
Ivatt 2MT 41208 arrives in Platform 2 at Bristol Temple Meads on 31 Aug 1961 with a local service, presumably from Bath Green Park. 350hp D4022 in BR Green with 'wasp stripes' stands on the Down Middle with a BR Standard Brake Van.
Ex LMS 4F 43855 of 21A Saltley shed sets back out of Platform 12 at Bristol Temple Meads on September 1960 with empty coaching stock for Lawrence Hill Junction. A 350hp shunter marshals vans in the High Level goods yard head shunt.
4703 trundles through the Down Middle at Bristol Temple Meads with a Class 3 (previously C) fully fitted van train on 31 August 1961. A fascinating photograph because it proves the signal at the east end of platform 5 (where the DMU is) was modified with an MV head for Up Main route. This would allow passenger trains to depart back from the down platform in the up direction.
Ex GWR 8750 Class pannier 3696 pulls a freight into the High Level goods yard at the east end of Bristol Temple Meads on 25 June 1964. Seen from the east end of platform 9/12 the trip has probably come from East Depot.
BR 3MT 82037 rests between duties in Bristol Temple Meads Old Station No.1 Siding on 3 May 1965. An excellent photograph to examine the tudor splendor of Brunel's station for the Great Western Railway.
Seemingly abandoned by her crew a filthy ex LMS 4F 43924 stands on what I think is platform 5 at Bristol Temple Meads on 1 Aug 1964. Possibly waiting to draw empty coaching stock to Lawrence Hill Junction carriage sidings.
The driver of 'Black 5' 45058 waits patiently for the signal away from platform 9 at Bristol Temple Meads while a young 'spotter looks on. A 'hymek' can be seen behind her and the ME 'call on' signal appears to be off on the gantry (37A) for the up main. The call on signal here (43A) isn't off as the points are incorrectly set ahead so the effect of sunlight can be witnessed!
4942 Maindy Hall awaits departure from Bristol Temple Meads Platform 7 with an up express - 1H20 SO 0740 St. Austell - Birmingham (Moor Street). Though that's only if the head code is correct and I happen to have the right WTT in front of me (1961). The locomotive was rescued from Barry Scrapyard and will one day become 2999 Lady of Legend.
D0226 makes an interesting appearance at Bristol Temple Meads platform 7 in 1959. One of only two English Electric 500hp diesel trip / shunting locos for BTC trials of 1956. They had a top speed of 40mph!