SO7100 : Lydney branch train at Berkeley Road station

taken 70 years ago, near to Breadstone, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Lydney branch train at Berkeley Road station
Lydney branch train at Berkeley Road station
View NE, towards the junction with the Birmingham - Bristol main line: ex-GW & Midland (Severn & Wye) Joint line. The auto-train has been propelled from Lydney (Town) over the Severn Bridge by motor-fitted '2021' class 0-6-0PT No. 2080 (built 9/1900, withdrawn 3/52). For closure dates, see SO7100 : Berkeley Road Station.
Auto train
An 'auto' aka 'motor' train, or 'push-and-pull' train ran with cable connections from the driver's special compartment with window at the other end of the train (usually one coach), so that when in pushing mode the driver controlled the locomotive remotely, only the fireman staying on the footplate.
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Date Taken
28 July 1948   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7181 0021 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.9952N 2:24.5578W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7181 0021
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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GW 0-6-0T  Station  Auto-Train 

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