Competition – mystery picture 6


Final part!


What is the object behind the loco?

(Details of photo and photographer on Monday.)

If you had thought we had all forgotten about our Mystery Photo Competition, you would have been very wrong! Here is the very last part.

What is it? (1 point) If you reply ‘a thrush’, you are on the wrong website. Try here instead.

Where is it? (1 point) Replying ‘near a railway line’ will earn you instant disqualification.

Extra marks for identifying the loco (1 point), giving a brief history of the railway and the local town (max 2 points), identifying the latter’s principal industry in Victorian times (1 point) and supplying other facts (max 2 points) which Dyspozytor may find interesting or amusing.

Results on Monday.

4 Responses to “Competition – mystery picture 6”

  1. Gavin Whitelaw Says:

    The loco is a Beattie Well tank 30587 of the National Railway Museum and it was taken at Swanage in 2005 near, or on the turntable at the loco shed. The local industry was Purbeck Limestone quarrying. The line was closed in 1972 and later reopened in stages by a preservation society. The town of Swanage, which was founded perhaps as far back as the 1st Century AD has never closed and as far as I know is not preserved but is run by the local council to the best of their limited ability. The town was a popular tourist destination in the Victorian era. I bet the twitcher was furious about the steam loco in his picture!

  2. Gavin Whitelaw Says:

    Results on Monday, remember! :-)

    • dyspozytor Says:

      BTWT advises all customers that due to adverse weather only a skeletal service is being operated and the results of the Competition are delayed. We apologise to customers waiting for the results of the competition for any inconvenience.

  3. dyspozytor Says:

    OK. Let’s see – ‘turntable near loco shed’ – 1/1; your brief history of town and railway 1/2; the loco is NOT a Beattie Well Tank 0/1. Total 2 points.

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