"DCC Installation Service Available. "
Bachmann Class 7F BR Black Late Crest Deeley 31-013
Era 5 - 1957 - 1966
British Railways Late Crest
Wheel Configuration; 2-8-0
Running Number: 53808
DCC Ready. Requires a 21 Pin Decoder
A Brief History
There is no more lovely railway system in the whole country than the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, climbing high up into the Mendip Hills and linking a number of delightful towns, including Bath, Templecombe and Bournemouth. It was also an unusual line in that two railways ran it together - the London and South Western Railway operating the track and signalling, and the Midland Railway providing the motive power. Only ten of the 53800 class were built, and they were ideal if unique locomotives for the line's heavy mineral and heavy holiday traffic.