Steam & Railway Image Library - The Alan Ledger Collection

Picture of the Week: 5014 Standish
Picture of the Week: 5014 Standish

A really nice photo at Standish Junction Gloucestershire with the junction for Swindon and Bristol behind the photographer. The view is looking north towards Tuffley Junction about 4 miles further on to the south of Gloucester. The two tracks on the left are the old (Bristol and Gloucester Railway) then becoming the Midland Railway, and the ones on the right are the Great Western.

Here is where the two companies went there separate ways southwards. Over in the hills to the right is the picturesque village of Painswick. The engine is GWR 4-6-0 castle class 5014 Goodwich Castle, with a smooth sided Hawksworth tender working a Cheltenham to Paddington express and allocated to Old Oak Common depot London at the time. There are some nice Western signals in view.
September 1962.


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