Y&DRS News

35006 Return to Steam

Pete Waterman and Dave Brown
Pete Waterman and Dave Brown

16 May 2016

Committee member and former Yeovil Town fireman Dave Brown was reunited with Merchant Navy class no. 35006 Peninsular and Oriental S N Co at Toddington in Gloucestershire for its return to steam, following a 30-year rebuild.

On 31st July 1964, driver Sid Sprague and fireman Dave Brown worked 35006 on an Exeter Central–Eastleigh mail train from Yeovil Junction. This was to be its last revenue working before withdrawal from traffic on Salisbury shed.

Photo © 2016 John Cornelius