SU5291 : Didcot Railway Centre

taken 10 years ago, near to Didcot, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

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Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot Railway Centre
The Didcot Railway Centre has a number of mock stations resembling different periods. This is Burlescombe based on the late 19th century. The shed is called the Transfer Shed and was originally constructed c1863 west of Didcot station before being brought here in the 1970s. Its purpose was to transfer goods from the broad gauge being used by the Great Western Railway at that time to the standard gauge being used elsewhere. The line west to Swindon was broad gauge and the line north to Oxford was standard gauge. The engine is Fire Fly and was built at Didcot in 2005 to represent one of the earliest broad gauge locomotives of the Great Western Railway.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 523 912 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.0753N 1:14.7512W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 523 911
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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