SO8405 : Chalford - Gloucester auto-train at Stroud

taken 57 years ago, near to Stroud, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Chalford - Gloucester auto-train at Stroud
Chalford - Gloucester auto-train at Stroud
This is one of the popular Golden Valley auto-trains (see SO8009 : Gloucester - Chalford auto-train near Haresfield). The locomotive, Collett 0-4-2T No. 1424 (built 11/33 as No. 4824, renumbered 11/46, withdrawn 12/63), is pushing - manned only by the fireman.
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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SO8405, 286 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
24 February 1962   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8495 0510 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.6637N 2:13.1629W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8495 0510
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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