SO8376 : Kidderminster station, with auto-train to Bewdley

taken 55 years ago, near to Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Kidderminster station, with auto-train to Bewdley
Kidderminster station, with auto-train to Bewdley
View southward, towards Hartlebury and Worcester, also Bewdley. In 1963 - a few years before the BR service ceased on 5/1/70, to be taken over eventaully by the Severn Valley Railway, an auto train from Bewdley headed by auto-fitted 0-6-0PT No. 6424 (built 9/35) is at the Down platform. Note the unique 'half-timbered' architecture of the station.
Auto train
An 'auto' aka 'motor' train, or 'push-and-pull' train ran with cable connections from the driver's special compartment with window at the other end of the train (usually one coach), so that when in pushing mode the driver controlled the locomotive remotely, only the fireman staying on the footplate.
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Date Taken
26 August 1963   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8387 7629 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.0640N 2:14.3047W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8387 7629
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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