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River Avon Eckington


Grid Reference: SO 917425

At Eckington the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway crosses the River Avon by means of this impressive bridge.


Class 47 locomotive No.47733 'Eastern Star' is seen crossing the River Avon bridge with train No.1S81 12:44 Plymouth to Shieldmuir parcels on 28th July 1999. This photograph by Adrian Booth was taken from the public footpath that is part of the Eckington Wharf Circular Walk.

Old Train on Defford Bridge

This old postcard makes an interesting contrast to the view of the diesel shown above.

No.150279 at Eckington

This Arriva Trains Wales class 150/2 two-car diesel multiple unit was photographed by Andrew Smith crossing the River Avon with the 14:51 First Great Western service from Great Malvern to Brighton. The unit had arrived at Great Malvern with 08:23 service from Southampton Central.

No.66131 at Eckington

EWS livery class 66 diesel locomotive No.66131 heads north over the River Avon with train headcode 4E66 08:55 Margam to Redcar empty coal (coke) hoppers. Photographed by Andrew Smith on 4th May 2011.

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