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Gloucester Midland Lines Part 2 : South

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Gloucester Midland Lines Part 2 : South
Eastgate to Stroud & Nailsworth

Neil Parkhouse

208 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers.

ISBN13 : 9781911038665

£25.00



Gloucester Midland Lines Part 2 : South - Sample Images

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More magic from the lens of Ben Ashworth! This delightful study shows his young sons John and Alan sitting on the parapet of the overbridge at Dudbridge Junction on 23rd August 1965, whilst in the background No. 78001 shunts the small yard here. We have met with this engine previously, as it featured in Volume 1 on the Newent Branch. The bicycle was always the photographer's preferred mode of transport and whilst John had his own as well, younger son Alan travelled on the seat fastened on the crossbar, just behind the handlebars. Note the Midland Railway cast iron notice on the wall and the coal men at work in the yard. B.J. Ashworth
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Same day, same location! Green-liveried No. D1002 Western Explorer heads north with train No. 1A15, from Paddington to Gloucester. Running via Kemble and Stroud, this could also be a picture for the next volume but the train had been retimed to run to and from Eastgate the previous summer, which is why it is here seen crossing over to the LMR Up line via the new North Junction. No. D1002 had been in service since March 1962 and was withdrawn in January 1974. Although of similar construction to the previous few pages, No. 91 had red brick abutments supporting five rib eye girders and the span is 83ft on the skew. The corrugated iron parapets have been rebuilt in red brick and Network Rail now refers to it as Standish Overbridge BGL2. Don Mann