SO6908 : Down goods train between Newnham and Awre, with an odd locomotive

taken 69 years ago, near to Awre, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Down goods train between Newnham and  Awre, with an odd locomotive
Down goods train between Newnham and Awre, with an odd locomotive
View northward, towards Newnham, Gloucester etc.; ex-GWR Swindon etc. - Gloucester - South Wales main line. The Controllers must have been vexed by shortage of engines for freight, for this is one of the modern (1936) hybrid edition of 19th century express 4-4-0's, rebuilds of 'Dukes' and 'Bulldogs'. No. 9008 was built in 2/37 as No. 3208 'Earl Bathurst', from Duke No. 3285 and Bulldog No. 3403; it lost its name after a few months, was given its present number in 7/46 and withdrawn 7/57. These 'Dukedogs' used to be 'modern' express locomotives in the 1940s and 1950s on the ex-Cambrian main lines.
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Date Taken
9 August 1951   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Category
Railway line with train   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6945 0858 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.5030N 2:26.6509W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6945 0858
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