ST5684 : Up Severn Tunnel car-ferry train at Pilning (High Level)

taken 57 years ago, near to Pilning, South Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Up Severn Tunnel car-ferry train at Pilning (High Level)
Up Severn Tunnel car-ferry train at Pilning (High Level)
View westward, towards the Tunnel. Evidently there were no customers on this trip, but it was expensive and many people used the very lengthy alternative - driving all the way round via Gloucester. This service naturally ended when the First Severn Bridge was opened in 1966. Here in 1961 No. 6125, one of the '6100' class 2-6-2Ts recently displaced from Paddington suburban services, is the motive power.
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Date Taken
5 June 1961   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5661 8435 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.3813N 2:37.6351W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5661 8435
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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GW 2-6-2T  Severn Tunnel  Car Ferry 

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