SU5290 : Didcot Railway Centre

taken 9 years ago, near to Didcot, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot Railway Centre
3822, a 2-8-0 freight engine dating to 1940, brings a passenger train into the halt at the south end of the railway centre complex. With the throttle closed we see the dark smoke from the fire.

In the foreground there is a shunt signal whilst on the right there is an example of the catching equipment used by the travelling post office. The following link describes how the mail was caught and delivered - LinkExternal link. On the left there are some of the large number of preserved carriages on this site.
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SU5290, 524 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 February, 2009
Category
Trains > Steam locomotives   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 524 907 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.7724N 1:14.6263W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 524 907
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