SS9612 : Tiverton Station 1963

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

Tiverton Station  1963
Tiverton Station 1963
Two autotrains. Nearer the camera is a train on the Exe Valley line from Exeter to Dulverton; beyond is the 'Tivvy Bumper', the shuttle service to the main line at Tiverton Junction. Both trains are hauled by 14xx class 0-4-2 tank locomotives, 1442 and 1466 respectively. 1466 is taking water for the next leg of the journey.
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! SS 9611 1260 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.2098N 3:28.7312W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 9613 1262
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Railway Station  Railway Train  Steam Locomotive  GWR 0-4-2T  Auto-Train  Water Crane 

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