SO8376 : GWR no 813 and a loose coupled freight train, Kidderminster

taken 1 year ago, near to Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Great Britain

GWR no 813 and a loose coupled freight train, Kidderminster
GWR no 813 and a loose coupled freight train, Kidderminster
For shunting and trip working the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company acquired a stud of nine 0-6-0 saddle tank locomotives between 1898 and 1901. What was later to become GWR 813 was completed by Hudswell Clarke (works number 555) in June 1901 at a cost of 2189. As PTR 26 it was set to work from that Company's engine shed at Duffryn Yard, Port Talbot. Transferred to the GWR at the 1923 Grouping, 26 became 813 and was given a number of standard GWR parts, the most noticeable of which is the tall brass safety valve bonnet.

For the Peep Behind the Scenes event today at Kidderminster 813 shunted a mixed group of restored GWR goods wagons and vans. The evocative sound of clanking buffers and couplings, once an everyday background noise in the 1950s for anyone who lived close to a railway, was heard again.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Railways  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Train 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8373 7605 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.9343N 2:14.4274W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8375 7608
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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