SO9669 : A stranger to these parts, a GW 'Castle' on a Rail Tour prepares to tackle the Lickey Bank at Bromsgrove

taken 67 years ago, near to Aston Fields, Worcestershire, Great Britain

A stranger to these parts, a GW 'Castle' on a Rail Tour prepares to tackle the Lickey Bank at Bromsgrove
A stranger to these parts, a GW 'Castle' on a Rail Tour prepares to tackle the Lickey Bank at Bromsgrove
View NE, towards Birmingham; ex-Midland Birmingham - Bristol main line. This was a Rail Tour in April 1955, sponsored by 'Trains Illustrated' (Ian Allan), Paddington - Bristol - Birmingham - Paddington, thus entailing an ascent of the three-mile at 1-in-37 infamous incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell. The locomotive chosen was 'Castle' 4-6-0 No. 7017 'G.J. Churchward' and we had the 0-10-0 58100 'Big Bertha' as banker here. Owing to restricted clearances this 'Castle' had to come off at Bournville and LMS Class 5 No. 44842 worked us through New Street, handing over to another 'Castle' No. 7007 at Bordesley Junction. Note the ecstatic onlookers on the Down platform; as one of the participants on the Tour I am surprised I was able to jump out and get this shot.
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16 April 1955   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 June, 2011
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Railway station with train   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9689 6937 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.3452N 2:2.8231W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9689 6937
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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