SO8418 : Up coal train from South Wales at Tramway Junction, Gloucester

taken 56 years ago, near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Up coal train from South Wales at Tramway Junction, Gloucester
Up coal train from South Wales at Tramway Junction, Gloucester
View westward, towards Gloucester (Central) and South Wales, to the left Gloucester (Eastgate) and Bristol; ex-GW Cheltenham/Swindon etc. - South Wales, ex-Midland Birmingham - Bristol main lines. (See SO8418 : Cheltenham - Paddington express leaving Gloucester). The locomotive is '2883' 2-8-0 No. 3830 (built 11/40). The GW Gloucester (Central) station is just visible in the distance, the Midland Gloucester (Eastgate) station being off to the left. Behind the locomotive is the ex-GW Horton Road Locomotive Depot. I am standing on the then very busy Tramway road level-crossing, which required two men to work the wide gates protecting the traffic - and to control the train-spotting kids. (The 'Tramway' title relates to the original Cheltenham & Gloucester Tramway that preceded the Railway).
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SO8418, 77 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
27 January 1962   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Category
Railways > Railways   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8421 1824 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.7509N 2:13.8421W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8421 1824
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Freight Train  Steam Locomotive  GW 2-8-0  Station  GWR  Locomotive Depot  Gloucester 

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