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Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941

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A 4300 Mogul locomotive, No. 8314, lies amongst the debris following an air raid in Weymouth on 17th January 1941. Star Class locomotive, Princess Charlotte, can be seen to the right of the photograph and has escaped the worst of the damage. The south coast of Britain was easy prey for the German Luftwaffe based in Northern France, and the ports of Weymouth and Portland were prime targets for bombers due to their naval connections

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 19929937

Date: 28th February 2014

Unique Reference Number: W7 017 & HWW2-2 033

Image Size: 3100 x 2172 Pixels

Filesize is 1.51MB

Associated Categories: Star Class Locomotives

Associated Categories: Dorset Stations

Associated Categories: Other Standard Gauge Locomotives

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Associated Categories: Weymouth

Keywords: 8314, air raid, bomb, bomb damage, class 4300, mogul, princess charlotte, star class, weymouth, world war 2