ST0311 : 1466 leaving Tiverton Junction 1963

taken 58 years ago, near to Willand, Devon, Great Britain

1466 leaving Tiverton Junction  1963
1466 leaving Tiverton Junction 1963
This is the autotrain working to Tiverton the 'Tivvy Bumper' with the loco propelling the train. The loco is one of the class of 0-4-2 tanks built in the 1930s specifically for this type of work.
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
September 1963   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0317 1133 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.5984N 3:22.6887W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0320 1135
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Railway Train  Auto-Train  Steam Locomotive  GWR 0-4-2T 

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