At the end of steam, Taunton's ample yards were used to store steam locomotives which had been taken out of traffic, In March 1964 there were 18 locos in store at 83B, including 8 moguls, 3 Halls, and 3 LMS 2-6-2s. On the 7th December 1963 the 40 Steps store line was 6421, 7333,7305, 6327, 5548, 4902, 4934, 7326. On Tuesday 7th April 1964 is was recorded that 4934, 4902, 7333, 2871 and 7326 were all out of service in the store line. We can also add that 4902, with 5 other locos, was towed to Bristol en route to scrapping, by 2822 on the 7th May 1964. The other four locos from the photo were moved to the sidings beside 83B works on or before 3th June 1964. Then 3810 was used to tow 7326 and 7333 (also 6327) to Bristol on the 5th June 1964. When 4934 and 2871 departed is not known, but were not noted on the 19th June 1964 so it was any time before then. Also Pip Davey recalls that a Hall, possibly 4930, was backed into the lifting shop crane hook, wrecking the cab (roof) which was replaced by one from a stored loco!!!! IF it was 4930, it could be that the cab roof of the front loco in the picture (4934) is the only bit that still exists.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)