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Drummond M7 30053 Introduction
Drummond M7 No. 30053 stands at Swanage, 20 years to the month since she returned from the USA in 1987
Our Drummond M7 30053 pages are broken down as follows:
Please select from the above links to view more information.
Drummond M7 30053 is owned by Drummond Locomotives Limited, and has been running regularly on the Swanage Railway since 1992,
having taken 5 years from arrival in 1987 to be overhauled into running condition.
Enthusiasts can find more information in a book by published by Drummond Locomotives Limited
titled "Nine Elms to Waterloo" available from the
Swanage Railway On-line Shop
Enthusiasts can also find more information in a new 208 page book written by Peter Swift
"The Book of the M7 0-4-4Ts"
A brief description:
The ubiquitous passenger tank engine of Southern England,
detailed and examined as never before. All the usual 'Book Of'
goodies - works and shed data, and endless, dazzling, absorbing detail.
There was no official differentiation between the engines and, until Southern days,
there were no differences in the uses to which an M7 could be put.
However, the various types of M7 had distinctive differences which are apparent
to the locomotive historian and important to the modeller. They are teased out and
demonstrated here for the first time.
"The Book of the M7 0-4-4Ts" is priced at £27.95 and is available from the
Swanage Railway On-line Shop
Please click on the image on the right to go direct to the book ordering page.
Drummond M7 30053 News Updates
Photo Report from ex-LSWR 0-4-4T Class M7 No.53's visit to the Spa Valley Railway in
ex-LSWR M7 No. 53 to visit Bodmin & Wenford Railway Gala Sept 2010 (BWR Press Release)
ex-LSWR M7 No. 53 & 50 135 Ark Royal at Swanage on 16th May (6 photos)
Swanage Railway locomotives return from Eastleigh 100 (18 photos)
Photo Report on Swanage Railway locomotives' move to Eastleigh 100 (150 photos)
Photo Report on Swanage Railway locomotives at Eastleigh 100 (75 photos)
Swanage Railway locomotives on journey to Eastleigh 100 on Friday 22nd May (12 photos)
Swanage Railway Christmas Cards on sale 23rd November, 2008 (2 photos)
Photo report on M7 No. 30053 overhaul at Swanage engine shed (40 photos)
Swanage Railway's first all-female driver and fireman train crew (50 photos)
Drummond M7 0-4-4 tank No. 30053 runs at Swanage 4th July 2007 (40 photos)
Photo Report on M7 No 30053's 2nd return to Swanage 5th April 2007 (45 photos)
Drummond M7 No 30053 at Corfe Castle on 11th October 2003 (19 photos) - 17/11/03
Recent photos of 80078, 80104 and 30053 at the Swanage Railway (4 photos) - 06/09/03
Latest pictures of M7 No. 30053 on the Swanage Railway after repair
- 19th Nov 1999
Drummond Locomotive Society's 1905 M7 30053 in service - 8th Sept 1999
S15 No. 828 'Harry A. Frith' and Drummond M7 No. 30053 en route for Swanage
Ex-LSWR M7 Tank No. 30053 at Bournemouth Rail Gala '98
Re-railing 30053 at Swanage Station - 14 September 1997
Drummond M7 30053 Links
Drummond Locomotives Limited - Drummond M7 No 30053 website