ST4687 : Typical Up coal train leaving Severn Tunnel Junction Yards, with a pilot to help it through the Tunnel

taken 57 years ago, near to Rogiet, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Typical Up coal train leaving Severn Tunnel Junction Yards, with a pilot to help it through the Tunnel
Typical Up coal train leaving Severn Tunnel Junction Yards, with a pilot to help it through the Tunnel
View westward, towards Newport etc.: ex-GW South Wales main line. The train is leaving the Up Yard, headed by '5101' 2-6-2T No. 4137 (built 11/39) piloting '2883' 2-8-0 No. 3848 (built 5/42). Assistance was needed by all heavy trains through the Severn Tunnel, which entailed 3 miles of 1-in-90 down to the middle then 3 miles at 1-in-100 up to Pilning, a short level then 3 more miles at 1-in-100 to Patchway - although the pilot usually came off at Pilning.
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Date Taken
5 June 1961   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 461 874 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.0209N 2:46.7158W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 461 874
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Steam Locomotive  GW 2-6-2T  Coal Traffic  Severn Tunnel Junction  GWR 

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