SX8956 : Auto-train for Brixham leaving Churston

taken 60 years ago, near to Galmpton, Torbay, Great Britain

Auto-train for Brixham leaving Churston
Auto-train for Brixham leaving Churston
View SW, towards Kingswear: ex-GW Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear line, which was closed by BR on 30/12/72 but was taken over straight away by the Dart Valley (later South Devon) Heritage Railway. The Brixham branch was closed on 13/5/63. This Brixham auto-train is headed by Collett 0-4-2T No. 1452 (built 7/35 as No. 4852, renumbered 11/46, withdrawn 11/64).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
24 July 1958   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8943 5634 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.7905N 3:33.4202W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8943 5634
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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