1627 at Lydney Loco Sheds 1950.
This photo of Loco 1627 was taken at the Loco Sheds in Lydney in 1950.
Thanks also to Peter Essex for adding (May 2007): "It is probably now safe to confess that I trespassed in this depot at about this time. My great-uncle Frank Sterry (also spelt "Sterrey") was, I understood, the shed foreman and let me in with my grandfather. Other 0-6-0 pannier tanks I seem to remember were Nos. 1616 and 1636. The echoing sound of these engines ascending from Lydney towards Whitecroft around 7 a.m. is still evocative after more than 50 years. The other loco looks like an 0-4-2 which would have hauled passenger trains between Lydney Town and Berkeley Road. Such an engine also once took me on an autotrain from Gloucester to Lydney Junction, calling at long-forgotten stops such as Oakle Street, Grange Court Junction and Awre (for Blakeney)".
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