1953

SN9399 : Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury train at Talerddig

taken 71 years ago, near to Talerddig, Powys, Wales

Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury train at Talerddig
Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury train at Talerddig
View NW, towards Machynlleth etc.; ex-Cambrian Whitchurch - Oswestry - Welshpool - Machynlleth - Aberystwith/Barmouth - Pwllheli main line. The 12.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury stopping train is entering the loop at Talerddig and will turn off beyond Welshpool at Buttington onto the ex-GW&LNW Joint line to Shrewsbury. The locomotive is 'Dukedog' 4-4-0 No. 9004 built in 8/36 as No. 3204 from 'Duke' No. 3271 and 'Bulldog No. 3439, named 'Earl of Dartmouth' for a few months only, renumbered 9004 in 7/46 and withdrawn 6/60. I was travelling in an ex-GW Diesel railcar on a Special hired to convey members of the (pioneer) Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society from Paddington to Towyn for their 1953 Annual General Meeting, which was a splendid way to see the Cambrian Coast route from London - except that the railcar broke down in the middle of the night on the return journey.

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This photo is linked from: Other Photos: · GW 'Dukedog' 4-4-0 at Wellington (Salop) ·
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SN9399, 24 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
26 September 1953   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 July, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 9308 9939 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.9064N 3:34.7657W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 9308 9937
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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