SJ4912 : Railway Station, Shrewsbury

taken 31 years ago, near to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Great Britain

Railway Station, Shrewsbury
Railway Station, Shrewsbury
This tank train, headed by Class 20159 and 20158, has arrived from the direction of Upton Magna and has crossed the Church Stretton tracks. Class 20s normally run in pairs, bonnet to bonnet. 228 were built by English Electric between 1957 and 1968 to replace less reliable locomotives. A favourite with enthusiasts, they were employed to run specials to Skeggie. At Sheffield, I once recorded three running in multiple on a special to Brighton. Most have been withdrawn, but several have been preserved. In the background is Shrewsbury Abbey which was founded by Roger de Montgomery, a relative of William the Conqueror, in 1083.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 October, 1986   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 January, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 495 128 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.6458N 2:44.9356W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 494 128
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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