South Eastern & Chatham Railway 0-4-4T No. 263 31263
Sheffield Park, Sussex, UK
Location: Bluebell Railway
Status: Operational
Photo Album
Here is the photo album for South Eastern & Chatham Railway No. 263 31263, a 0-4-4T located in Sheffield Park, Sussex. If you would like to suggest additional photos for this album, please click here.
Photo Copyright © Owen Chapman
Photo Copyright © Owen Chapman
Photo Copyright © Owen Chapman
Photo Copyright © Richard Salmon
Photographed in that glorious South Eastern & Chatham livery in 2018, the Class H was an Edwardian suburban tank engine in the vein that many British companies chose for this job - the 0-4-4T.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
A peep between the frames. How British is this? Inside cylinders, vertical slide valves driven by Stephenson Link valve gear, and that complex lining on the boiler band.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
The Edwardians knew about style and lavished it on every part of their locos, which were a work of art. Here is the beautifully designed works plate, and look at the paint scheme - dark green edged in black with a pale green band lined with red and yellow.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
The cab interior.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck