SU1384 : Swindon Works: Vale of Rheidol narrow-gauge 2-6-2T in 'A' Shop

taken 64 years ago, 3 km from Swindon, Great Britain

Swindon Works: Vale of Rheidol narrow-gauge 2-6-2T in 'A' Shop
Swindon Works: Vale of Rheidol narrow-gauge 2-6-2T in 'A' Shop
No. 9 was built as Cambrian Railways 1'11"-gauge 2-6-2T No. 1213 1/1902, one of three for their Aberystwyth - Devil's Bridge line. With all Cambrian stock No. 1213 was taken over by the GWR in 1922, renovated and returned to stock in 1924; on Nationalisation it remained No. 1213 under BR(WR), however it was renumbered No. 9 in 3/49 and named 'Prince Wales' in 6/56. After all standard-gauge steam locomotives had been withdrawn by August 1968, the three Vale of Rheidol narrow-gauge engines remained active on the line until 1989, when a private trust, the Vale of Rheidol Railway took it over and remains active in 2011. Here in 1954 No. 9 (ex-No. 1213) is rather lost in a corner of the great 'A' Shop, otherwise full of Big Engines being built or repaired.
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Date Taken
25 April 1954   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 31 August, 2011
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Railways  Industry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1375 8463 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.6231N 1:48.1828W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1375 8463
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