SO8318 : Auto-fitted GW 0-4-2Ts at Gloucester (Central) Station

taken 56 years ago, near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Auto-fitted GW 0-4-2Ts at Gloucester (Central) Station
Auto-fitted GW 0-4-2Ts at Gloucester (Central) Station
View from the main Down platform of the Up bays at the east end of the Station, with two Collett 0-4-2Ts employed on the auto-train service to Chalford: No. 1473 (built 4/36 as No. 4873) and No. 1409 (built 10/32 as No. 4809); both were renumbered in 11/46; No. 1473 was withdrawn in 8/62, No. 1409 in 10/63.
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
16 June 1962   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8368 1856 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.9226N 2:14.3048W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8368 1856
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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