Railways in Worcestershire

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This page contains ten colour slides taken in the county between 1962 and 1974.

19th September 1965 was an open house at Worcester sheds and many visitors were intrigued by the sight of 0-6-0 saddle Tank "143" at the works. This locomotive had recently been sold by the Ministry of Defence and was on its way to Yorkshire for its new owners, the National Coal Board.  It is now preserved.

Many photographers were out on 19th September 1965 to see No.3442 "The Great Marquis" bring an SLS railtour Birmingham Snow Hill to Worcester.
The train then went on a tour to Hartlebury and Bewdley (as far as Alveley Colliery) behind the already preserved tank engines No.4555 and 1420, seen here at Worcester Shrub Hill Station.

This stunning photograph of Gloucester (Horton Road) "Castle" class No.7000 on shed at Worcester was taken on 17th August 1962.

14th June 1964 was another important day for railway photographers as a Warwickshire Railway Society special train from Bristol to Bristol via Crewe brought Eastleigh's "Battle of Britain" class No.34079 "141 Squadron" to the county.   It is seen here on the climb of the Lickey Incline.

This lovely photograph of Worcester shed was taken by Dave Marchant of Bewdley and is featured here courtesy of Dave Hill.
The photographer has diligently recorded the details of the seven locomotives in the foreground. They are No.42959, No.45006, No.44681, No.6155, No.6818, No.73035 and No.92135.   The photograph appears to date from late spring 1964.

This lovely atmospheric photograph shows Bristol (Barrow Road) ex-LMSR 4-6-0 "Jubilee" class locomotive No.45651 "Shovell" passing the old signalbox at Bromsgrove with a passenger train.

Towards the end of the short life of the "Hymek" class 35 diesel hydraulic locomotives No.D7011 was at Evesham on 27th February 1973.

Another "Hymek" at the end of its working life. No.D7079 at Norton Junction on 27th February 1973 with evening train to Paddington.

This unidentified "Peak" class locomotive was photographed across the fields at Cofton on 31st March 1974.

This photograph of a "Peak" class locomotive was taken near Hanbury on 16th June 1964.
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