SO8009 : Gloucester - Chalford auto-train near Haresfield

taken 57 years ago, near to Haresfield, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Gloucester - Chalford auto-train near Haresfield
Gloucester - Chalford auto-train near Haresfield
The 0-4-2T No. 1409 (built 10/32 as 4809, renumbered 11/46, withdrawn 10/63)will head the train up the Golden Valley to Chalford, then return pushing it, with the Driver seated in what is here the back. This service ran about a dozen times each weekday, four times on Sundays (p.m.), calling at all the many Halts - but not at Haresfield, which was only on the parallel Midland line: it ceased from 2/11/64.
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
29 July 1961   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8096 0913 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.8304N 2:16.6436W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8096 0913
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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