SU6089 : Wallingford Station, with auto-train and (detached) 0-4-2T

taken 60 years ago, near to Wallingford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Wallingford Station, with auto-train and (detached) 0-4-2T
Wallingford Station, with auto-train and (detached) 0-4-2T
Collett 0-4-2T No. 1444 (built 4/35 as 4844, renumbered 11/46, withdrawn 10/64) is working the shuttle service from Cholsey & Moulsford, which lasted until 15/6/59. General goods on the branch lasted until 13/9/65, but traffic to Wallingford Maltings (the site of the present station) continued until 1981, after which the line was taken over by the heritage Cholsey and Wallingford Railway.
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 March 1959   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6020 8952 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.0787N 1:7.9326W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6019 8951
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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